• IPA: /ɡɹɪfɪn/

griffin (plural griffins)

  1. A mythical beast having the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle.
  2. 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.
  3. An English variety of apple.
  4. (dated, India) A person who has just arrived from Europe.
  5. A cadet newly arrived in British India: half English, half Indian.
  6. A watchful guardian, especially a duenna in charge of a young woman.
  • IPA: /ˈɡɹɪfɪn/
Proper noun
  1. An Irish surname, an anglicization of Ó Gríobhtha or Ó Grifín
  2. Surname
  3. A male given name derived from Griffinus, a latinized form of Griffith.
  4. (rare) A female given name.
  5. A city/county seat in Spalding County, Georgia.
  6. A suburb of Brisbane.
  7. A town in Indiana, ;.
  8. A community in Saskatchewan.
  9. An unincorporated community in Missouri.
  10. A former settlement in Illinois.

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