Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very large herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Apatosaurus (formerly Brontosaurus) of the late Jurassic period, having a long neck and tail and a relatively small head.

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  • n. A large, herbivorous, gregarious sauropod dinosaur, of the genus Apatosaurus, from Jurassic North America; it had a long neck and tail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassic

Etymologies

New Latin Apatosaurus, unreal lizard, genus name : Greek apat─ô, untruth, lie + Greek sauros, lizard.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • And in the far distance, a giant apatosaur stood above the trees, the tiny head swiveling on the long neck.

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