Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geology, one of the footmarks, at first supposed to be those of gigantic birds, or of bird-like reptiles (ornithosaurs), occurring abundantly in the Triassic sandstone of Connecticut and elsewhere. They are now believed to have been made by dinosaurian reptiles.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Paleon.) The footmark of a bird occurring in strata of stone.
- Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)
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