Definitions

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

  • n. Any of various amphibious dinosaurs of the genus Anatosaurus and related genera that had webbed feet and a ducklike bill. Also called duckbill, duck-billed dinosaur.

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  • n. Any ornithopod dinosaur of the family Hadrosauridae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any member of the genus Hadrosaurus or family Hadrosauridae, an extinct family of heavy bipedal partly aquatic dinosaurs with duck-billed skull and webbed feet; of the Upper Cretaceous in North America.

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  • n. any of numerous large bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs having a horny duck-like bill and webbed feet; may have been partly aquatic

Etymologies

New Latin Hadrosaurus, genus name : Greek hadros, thick; see hadron + sauros, lizard.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from Hadrosauridae, from the type genus Hadrosaurus, which in turn was derived from Ancient Greek ἁδρός (hadros, "strong") + σάυρα (saura, "lizard"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • MANNING: A hadrosaur is a distinct group of ormafiskin (ph), bird-hip dinosaurs that were quite common at the end of the cretaceous, which was literally the last gasp of the age of dinosaurs.

    CNN Transcript Dec 7, 2007

  • (Dalla Vecchia 2009) (throughout this article, I'll be using 'hadrosaur' as a vernacular term for both Hadrosauridae, and for Hadrosauroidea),

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • I didn't need to see Rick Marshall pour hadrosaur urine all over himself.

    Takashi model

  • March 11th, 2010 at 1: 56 pm tombaker says: mary and joseph rode in to bethlehem in December of 1878 on a hadrosaur. the rest is history.

    Think Progress » Texas Education Agency Slams Fox News’s Fearmongering About The State’s Social Studies Curriculum Changes

  • Or that the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton—a hadrosaur—was found in 1858 in New Jersey?

    HOUSE RULES

  • Like running into a hadrosaur on your way to the bathroom at

    HOUSE RULES

  • In recent years, a team of Mexican and American researchers has been working at a site 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the Rio Grande, where numerous hadrosaur leg bones were found protruding from the ground in 1999.

    Did you know? Dinosaur bones in Mexico

  • This is supported by a find of 34 hadrosaur bones together — “these are not literally an articulated skeleton, but the bones are doubtless from a single animal” — if the bones had been exhumed by a river, they would have been scattered.

    Lost World Evidence! | Impact Lab

  • And I wonder if it'd be possible to use the same method to try and engineer something close to a triceratops, or even a hadrosaur...what would even be the base for that?

    Poultrysaurus

  • WP: Paleontologists have unearthed the mineralized soft tissue of a hadrosaur, complete with skin and flesh.

    Waldo Jaquith - Ossified hadrosaur discovered.

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  • How many thick-lizards are there?

    March 17, 2012