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Griffin (city, United States)

Griffin, city (1990 pop. 21,347), seat of Spalding co., W central Ga., in a farm and cotton area increasingly integrated into metropolitan Atlanta's economy; inc. 1843. The city's textile and clothing industries are in decline; other manufactures include leather, plastics, and transportation equipment. Nearby is a state agricultural station.

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griffin (legendary creature)

griffin, in ancient and medieval legend, creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. Its name also appears as griffon and gryphon. The griffin originated in ancient Middle Eastern legend and is often found in Persian sculpture and the decorative arts. Although its significance is obscure, it is often thought to have been a protective symbol, representing strength and vigilance.

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grif·fin / ˈgrifin/ (also gryph·on, grif·fon / ˈgrifən/ ) • n. a mythical creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion, typically depicted with pointed ears and with the eagle's legs taking the place of the forelegs.

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griffin

griffin a mythical creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion, typically depicted with pointed ears and with the eagle's legs taking the place of the forelegs. The ancient Greeks believed that they lived in Scythia, guarding the gold for which that country was renowned.

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griffin, griffon1, gryphon fabulous animal combining eagle and lion; vulture. XIV. — OF. grifoun (mod. griffon) :- Rom. *grúphō, -ōn-, augm. of late L. grȳphus, f. grȳps, grȳph- — Gr. grúps.

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gryphon see GRIFFIN.

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