from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various extinct elephantlike mammals of the genus Dinotherium that existed during the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene epochs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dinotherium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large extinct proboscidean mammal from the miocene beds of Europe and Asia. It is remarkable for a pair of tusks directed downward from the decurved apex of the lower jaw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fossil animal of the genus Dinotherium.


From New Latin Dīnothērium, genus name : Greek deinos, monstrous + Greek thērion, wild beast; see treacle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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