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Definition 1: breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for griffon in the sense of this definition

(griffon is a kind of ...) a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds

"the dog barked all night"

(... is a kind of griffon ) a variety of Brussels griffon having a short smooth coat

Definition 2: breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for griffon in the sense of this definition

(griffon is a kind of ...) a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns

Definition 3: large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for griffon in the sense of this definition

(griffon is a kind of ...) any of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia

(... is a member of griffon) a genus of Accipitridae

Definition 4: winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for griffon in the sense of this definition

(griffon is a kind of ...) a monster renowned in folklore and myth

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