Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era

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Origin of the word Dinosaur

  1. 1841, coined by Sir Richard Owen, from Gk. deinos "terrible" + sauros "lizard," of unknown origin. Fig. sense of "person or institution not adapting to change" is from 1952. more

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Words that sound like Dinosaur

dancer, danger, danseur, demagoguery, diemaker, dining area, dining car, dungaree, dunker

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