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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large extinct whale of the genus Basilosaurus of the Eocene Epoch, having a long thin body and vestigial hind limbs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of large fossil cetaceans from the Eocene of the southern United States.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several extinct cetaceans, of the family Basilosauridae, from the late Eocene

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  • They roamed our earth a long, long thyme ago.

    June 21, 2009

  • Have you clicked "image search"? You're probably thinking of pestosaurus.

    October 27, 2008

  • Hunted to extinction for its rare pesto. A shame, though petroglyphs suggest it was megadelicious with eocene gnocchi.

    October 26, 2008