from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A very large herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Diplodocus that existed during the Jurassic Period.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs, of the genus Diplodocus, known as fossils from the late Jurassic in North America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of sauropod dinosaurs, based on remains from the Upper Jurassic of Colorado.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a huge quadrupedal herbivore with long neck and tail; of late Jurassic in western North America
New Latin Diplodocus, genus name : Greek diplo-, diplo- + Greek dokos, beam; see dek- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From diplo- ("double") + Ancient Greek δοκός (dokos, "beam"). (Wiktionary)