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  • n. An imaginary heraldic creature with an eagle's head, a short tail, and sometimes wings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An imaginary animal borne as a charge, having wings, an eagle's head, and a short tail; -- sometimes represented without wings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A heraldic monster, half dragon and half lion. It is the crest of the London Company of Barber Surgeons, and is perhaps used only in this instance.


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  • That sphinx rabbit has put me in the mood to make an opinicus out of buttercream and licorice allsorts.

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  • It can also mean the same as a griffin but with lions paws.

    June 17, 2009