Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of large, extinct, wingless birds from the Cretaceous deposits of Kansas, belonging to the Odontornithes. They had teeth, and were essentially carnivorous swimming ostriches. Several species are known. See Illust. in Append.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of fossil birds of the family Hesperornithid√¶.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "They had teeth, and were essentially carnivorous swimming ostriches."
    --from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

    September 18, 2014