from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various massive, herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the genus Brachiosaurus of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, having a long flexible neck, nostrils above the eyes, and forelegs that were much longer than the hind legs.
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- n. Any of several massive, herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs, of the genus Brachiosaurus, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
"Finally, I beg forgiveness from all brachiosaur lovers, that so beautiful an animal as 'Brachiosaurus' brancai now has to be known by so inelegant a name as Giraffatitan."
Nowhere is this more clear than in the scene when everyone first arrives on the island and sees a brachiosaur for the first time.
So do leaders at Project Creation in Mount Juliet, Tenn., who would need to raise about $1 million to assemble 30 to 50 pterodactyl and brachiosaur replicas to mingle with live chickens and goats.
While I think it would be useful if this apparently diagnostic brachiosaur were named, I guess I’m bowing to peer pressure.
Besides, what could be more fascinating to work with than a 45-foot-tall brachiosaur? "