Definitions

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

  • n. Any of various extinct sheep-sized ruminant artiodactyls of the family Merycoidodontidae, widespread during the Eocene through the Miocene epochs in North America.

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  • n. A member of the genus Oreodon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling, or allied to, the genus Oreodon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Oreodontidæ.

Etymologies

From New Latin Oreodōn, type genus : Greek oros, ore-, mountain + Greek -odōn, -odont-, -odont.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The student who had found the two oreodont skulls the first day seemed to have a good eye.

    Badlands Trip Notes: Part 3

  • About 10 minutes before it was time to round the group up and head out I looked down on the side of a gully and found a beautiful little oreodont skull!

    Badlands Trip Notes: Part 2

  • I also found a Archaeotherium tusk and one oreodont skull, but it was pretty beat up.

    Badlands Trip Notes: Part 1

  • "That night my nephew went to the Numen, the Proud One, and slit the throat of a young oreodont, saying -"

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • The fossil was from an oreodont, one of a number of stout, hooved, plant-eating animals now extinct.

    The Seattle Times

  • A skeleton of a sabre-toothed tiger hunting an oreodont, a herbivorous prey, is also on offer.

    Home | Mail Online

  • "Initially, paleontologists identified the bones as belonging to the oreodont

    The Citizen

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