Hippogriff



[hip-uh-grif] /ˈhɪp əˌgrɪf/

noun
1.
a fabulous creature resembling a griffin but having the body and hind parts of a horse.
/ˈhɪpəʊˌɡrɪf/
noun
1.
a monster of Greek mythology with a griffin’s head, wings, and claws and a horse’s body
n.

also hippogryph, 1650s, from French hippogriffe (16c.), from Italian ippogrifo, from Greek hippos “horse” (see equine) + Italian grifo, from Late Latin gryphus “griffin” (see griffin). A creature part griffin, but with body and hind parts in the form of a horse.

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