• Griff Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Grasp; reach.
  2. (n.) An arrangement of parallel bars for lifting the hooked wires which raise the warp threads in a loom for weaving figured goods.
  3. (n.) A person of mixed blood.

• Griffe Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The offspring of a mulatto woman and a negro; also, a mulatto.
  2. (n.) A person of mixed negro and American Indian blood.

• Griffon Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A species of large vulture (Gyps fulvus) found in the mountainous parts of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor; -- called also gripe, and grype. It is supposed to be the "eagle" of the Bible. The bearded griffin is the lammergeir.
  2. (n.) An English early apple.
  3. (n.) A representation of this creature as an heraldic charge.
  4. (n.) A fabulous monster, half lion and half eagle. It is often represented in Grecian and Roman works of art.
  5. (n.) One of a European breed of rough-coated dogs, somewhat taller than the setter and of a grizzly liver color. They are used in hunt game birds. The Brussels griffon is a very small, wiry-coated, short-nosed pet dog of Belgian origin.