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

  • noun A very large herbivorous sauropod dinosaur of the genus Diplodocus of the Jurassic Period, having a long neck and tail and a small head, and hind legs longer than the front legs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of sauropod dinosaurs, based on remains from the Upper Jurassic of Colorado.

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

  • noun Any of several herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs, of the genus Diplodocus, known as fossils from the late Jurassic in North America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a huge quadrupedal herbivore with long neck and tail; of late Jurassic in western North America


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

[New Latin Diplodocus, genus name : Greek diplo-, diplo- + Greek dokos, beam; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From diplo- ("double") + Ancient Greek δοκός (dokos, "beam").



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  • I like the phrase huge quadrupedal herbivore.

    August 16, 2008

  • It is tasty.

    August 18, 2008

  • Like chicken?

    August 18, 2008

  • More gamy, I'd say.

    August 18, 2008

  • I've always wondered what dinosaur flesh would taste like - ostrich? Buffalo? Venison? I'm imagining the mid-point of that triangle.

    August 18, 2008

  • I can't say I've ever entertained that thought until now. But it would definitely need mustard.

    August 18, 2008

  • Yes, brown spicy mustard. (Which I do not demand often, as my love for French's should attest.)

    Since they're reptilian, yarb, might you consider the flavor of gator meat rather than, say, buffalo?

    August 19, 2008

  • Just a dollop, mind you.

    August 19, 2008