Pronunciation: (grif'un),[key] —n. a vulture of the genus Gyps, esp. G. fulvus, of southern Europe.
Pronunciation: (grif'un),[key] —n. 1. any of several varieties of the Brussels griffon differing from each other in coloration or in the texture of the coat. Cf. Belgian griffon, Brabançon, Brussels griffon. 2. Also called wirehaired pointing griffon. one of a Dutch breed of medium-sized dogs having a coarse, steel-gray or grayish-white coat with chestnut markings, used for pointing and retrieving birds.