from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various large dinosaurs of the genus Iguanodon, of the Jurassic Period and Cretaceous Period.
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- n. Any of several large dinosaurs, of the genus Iguanodon, of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having a birdlike pelvis and large hind legs with three-toed feet capable of supporting the entire body. Its teeth resemble those of the iguana, whence its name. Several species are known, mostly from the Wealden of England and Europe. See Illustration in Appendix.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the fossil family Iguanodontidæ: so called from the resemblance of the teeth to those of Iguana.
- n. [lowercase] A species or a specimen of the genus Iguanodon or family Iguanodontidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. massive herbivorous bipedal dinosaur with a long heavy tail; common in Europe and northern Africa; early Cretaceous period
A long horn projects from the snout, and it is a fac-simile in miniature of the antediluvian monster, the "iguanodon," who was about a hundred feet long and twelve feet thick -- an awkward creature to meet in a narrow road.
The past falls open unexpectedly, and its wider accretions and effacements – the lost forest of Andredesleage, the iguanodon bones Gideon Mantell discovered in the Wealden sandstone, the Piltdown Man forgery a century later – loom over the landscape she walks through.
And then there was the strong element of The Dad throughout, his footprints as durable as those of the iguanodon in a fossilized coastal swamp bed.
Mark Hallett, a leading "paleo-illustrator," allows himself to imagine that the crests in Allosaurus were brightly colored, or that the iguanodon could have sported a bright skin flap "like a coxcomb."
Still more shadowy were the sinister crocodilian outlines — alligators and other uncouth shapes, culminating in the colossal lizard, the iguanodon.
Haven't you just breathed in a nitrogen atom that was once breathed out by the third iguanodon to the left of the tall cycad tree?
You have just breathed in a nitrogen atom that passed through the right lung of the third iguanodon to the left of the tall cycad tree.
It was carnivorous, and therefore more ferocious than the iguanodon, and more ready to attack.
In the instance of the iguanodon, it is not less than building a house upon four columns, as the quantities of material of which the standing iguanodon is composed, consist of 4 iron columns, 9 ft. long by 7 in. diameter, 600 bricks, 650 5 in. half-round drain-tiles, 900 plain tiles, 38 casks of cement, 90 casks of broken stone; making a total of 640 bushels of artificial stone.
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
She wrote a tale, nine pages long, of a boy of the Palaeolithic period; she copied drawings of mastodon and dinosaur; she wished, secretly, she could have had an iguanodon as a pet.