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

  • n. A very large herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Diplodocus that existed during the Jurassic Period.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


New Latin Diplodocus, genus name : Greek diplo-, diplo- + Greek dokos, beam; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From diplo- ("double") + Ancient Greek δοκός (dokos, "beam"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Just a dollop, mind you.

    August 19, 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

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

    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

  • More gamy, I'd say.

    August 18, 2008

  • Like chicken?

    August 18, 2008

  • It is tasty.

    August 18, 2008

  • I like the phrase huge quadrupedal herbivore.

    August 16, 2008