The opinicus, sometimes known as an epimacus is an heraldic creature resembling a griffin. It has a lion's body and legs with claws, the head and wings of an eagle, and the tail of a camel. It has somewhat different ears than a "normal" griffin and is sometimes seen without wings. The opinicus was granted as heraldic supporters to the arms of the Worshipful Company of Barber Surgeons of London, and also to the armorial bearings of the Plasterer's Company.
One other known grant has the opinicus as a crest. But i can't find it right now!

O*pin"i*cus (), n. Her.

An imaginary animal borne as a charge, having wings, an eagle's head, and a short tail; -- sometimes represented without wings



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