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Definition of "hippogriff" [hip•po•griff]

  • Mythology A monster having the wings, claws, and head of a griffin and the body and hindquarters of a horse. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hippogriff" in a sentence
  • "On closer scrutiny, we find that this creature, as fabled as the hippogriff, is just as uncertain as everyone else."
  • "The hippogriff is said to be an omnivore, eating either plants or meat."
  • "A hippogriff is a noble beast: In the few medieval legends when this fantastic creature makes an appearance, it is usually the pet of either a knight or a sorcerer."
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