American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various extinct ungulate mammals of the Eocene to Pleistocene epochs, having distinctive three-clawed, three-toed feet.
- New Latin Chalicotherium, genus name : Greek khalix, khalik-, pebble + Greek thērion, diminutive of thēr, beast; see ghwer- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She decided to announce them to the world at a press conference in Washington, D.C., in February 1978, along with some other surprising finds: the first fossilized prints of a chalicothere, a peculiar herbivore that sported claws on its hooves; and the possible track of a knuckle-walking ape.”
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