American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various extinct sheep-sized ruminant artiodactyls of the family Merycoidodontidae, widespread during the Eocene through the Miocene epochs in North America.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Oreodontidæ.
- n. paleontology A member of the genus Oreodon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Paleon.) Resembling, or allied to, the genus Oreodon.
- From New Latin Oreodōn, type genus : Greek oros, ore-, mountain + Greek -odōn, -odont-, -odont. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The student who had found the two oreodont skulls the first day seemed to have a good eye.”
“About 10 minutes before it was time to round the group up and head out I looked down on the side of a gully and found a beautiful little oreodont skull!”
“I also found a Archaeotherium tusk and one oreodont skull, but it was pretty beat up.”
“That night my nephew went to the Numen, the Proud One, and slit the throat of a young oreodont, saying -”
“The fossil was from an oreodont, one of a number of stout, hooved, plant-eating animals now extinct.”
“A skeleton of a sabre-toothed tiger hunting an oreodont, a herbivorous prey, is also on offer.”
“Initially, paleontologists identified the bones as belonging to the oreodont”
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