1. [ noun ] (zoology,arms) breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
Synonyms: wire-haired_pointing_griffon
Related terms: sporting_dog
2. [ noun ] (zoology) breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
Synonyms: Belgian_griffon Brussels_griffon
Related terms: dog Brabancon_griffon
3. [ noun ] (zoology) large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
Synonyms: Gyps_fulvus griffon_vulture
Related terms: Old_World_vulture Gyps
Similar spelling:   griffin