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Griffin vs. Hippogriff

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Griffinnoun

A mythical beast having the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle.

Hippogriffnoun

a mythical beast, half griffin and half horse, supposedly the offspring of a griffin and a filly.

Griffinnoun

A heraldic representation of such a beast used as a charge or as a supporter.

Hippogriffnoun

A fabulous winged animal, half horse and half griffin.

Griffinnoun

A large vulture (Gyps fulvus) found in the mountainous parts of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor, supposed to be the "eagle" of the Bible. The bearded griffin is the lammergeier.

Hippogriff

The hippogriff, or sometimes spelled hippogryph (Greek: Ἱππόγρυπας), is a legendary creature with the front half of an eagle and the hind half of a horse. It was invented by Ludovico Ariosto in his Orlando Furioso, at the beginning of the 16th century.

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Griffinnoun

An English early apple.

Griffinnoun

A person who has just arrived from Europe.

Griffinnoun

A cadet newly arrived in British India: half English, half Indian.

Griffinnoun

A watchful guardian, especially a duenna in charge of a young woman.

Griffinnoun

An Anglo-Indian name for a person just arrived from Europe.

Griffinnoun

A fabulous monster, half lion and half eagle. It is often represented in Grecian and Roman works of art.

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Griffinnoun

A representation of this creature as an heraldic charge.

Griffinnoun

A species of large vulture (Gyps fulvus) found in the mountainous parts of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor; - called also gripe, and grype. It is supposed to be the "eagle" of the Bible. The bearded griffin is the lammergeir.

Griffinnoun

An English early apple.

Griffinnoun

winged monster with an eagle-like head and body of a lion

Griffin

The griffin, griffon, or gryphon (Ancient Greek: γρύψ, grū́ps; Classical Latin: grȳps or grȳpus; Late and Medieval Latin: gryphes, grypho etc.; Old French: griffon) is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts, and the eagle the king of the birds, by the Middle Ages, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.

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