Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Brussels griffon.
  • noun A wirehaired pointing griffon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as griffin.
  • noun A Greek.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of griffin (legendary creature)
  • noun A breed of dog usually called the Brussels Griffon, reminiscent of the legendary creature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
  • noun breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
  • noun large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
  • noun winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French; see griffin.]

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See griffin.

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