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

2. A representation of this creature as an heraldic charge.

3. (Science: zoology) 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.

alternative forms: gryphon.

4. An english early apple.

Origin: oe. Griffin, griffon, griffoun, f. Griffon, fr. L. Gryphus, equiv to gryps, gr.; so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to curved, hook-nosed.