griffin, griffon, gryphon
A griffin (also spelt many other ways, e.g. griffon and, e.g. by Lewis Carroll, gryphon) is ‘a fabulous creature with an eagle's head and wings and a lion's body’. A griffon is (1) a small dog like a terrier, and (2) a large vulture. All three uses represent variants of the same word, which is derived from Greek gryps referring to the fabulous creature.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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