Definition of griffon
1a dog of any of several terrierlike breeds originating in northwestern Europe. (also Brussels griffon) a dog of a toy breed with a flat face and upturned chin.
2 (also griffon vulture) a large Old World vulture with predominantly pale brown plumage.
- Genus Gyps, family Accipitridae: four species, in particular the Eurasian G. fulvus and the African Ruppell’s griffon (G. ruepelli)