Definitions

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

  • noun A large herbivorous prosauropod dinosaur of the genus Plateosaurus of the Triassic Period, having a long neck and tail and a small head with leaf-shaped teeth.

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  • noun Any herbivorous dinosaur of the family Plateosauridae

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, genus name : Greek platus, plate-, wide, broad, flat (from the broad, robust nature of the bones of the type specimen ); see plat- in Indo-European roots + Greek sauros, lizard.]

Examples

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  • For example, here's my go at plateosaurus for the challenge...

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