A fabulous beast with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion.(noun)
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Use "griffin" in a sentence
"It's one of the big things I took away from the trailer, meaning that, for my money, I think the baby griffin is going to die horribly and leave that kid weeping, struggling to become an adult."
"The griffin is also used by Saab, and other mythical beasts goaded into service on motor cars must include Alfa Romeo's serpent, Talbot's hunting dog and the Gilbern's Welsh dragon."
"Interviewer: What do you think of when you hear the word griffin?"