from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of dog originating in Belgium and having a short, bearded muzzle. Also called Brussels griffon.
- n. Any of various wirehaired hunting dogs of a breed originating in the Netherlands in the late 19th century.
- n. Variant of griffin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of griffin (legendary creature)
- n. A breed of dog usually called the Brussels Griffon, reminiscent of the legendary creature.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a European breed of rough-coated dogs, somewhat taller than the setter and of a grizzly liver color. They are used in hunting game birds. The Brussels griffon is a very small, wiry-coated, short-nosed pet dog of Belgian origin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as griffin.
- n. A Greek.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
- n. breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
- n. large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
- n. winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
French, from Old French; see griffin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See griffin. (Wiktionary)