Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

New Latin Iguanodōn, genus name : iguana + -odon.

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