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noun [C] uk   us   /sfɪŋks/ (plural sphinx or sphinxes)
an ancient imaginary creature with a lion's body and a woman's headthe Sphinx a large stone statue with a lion's body and a person's head, that stands in the desert near Cairo in Egypt
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