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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Greek mythology) a riddling winged monster with a woman's head and breast on a lion's body.

Usage examples (38)
  • The shape and size of those hills resemble what one might expect for eroded remnants of structures the shape of the Egyptian sphinx.
  • We grow it, and we found what we identified as sphinx moth larvae on the plants.
  • A sphinx is a mythological creature that is depicted as a recumbent feline with a human head.
  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The sphinx is the icon of our Egyptian identity. for more
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