from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur of the genus Protoceratops of the Cretaceous Period, characterized by a bony frill on the back of the skull and a beaked mouth.
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- noun small horned dinosaur
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Apparently the Gobi had been a nesting site for dinosaurs called protoceratops.
“The three-year-old protoceratops on Barney& Friends?”
You gotta take down that vegan like a velociraptor on a wounded protoceratops.
Marek's protoceratops looks like a next-gen iPod commercial.
She looked up from her reading to explain, “This says that protoceratops were dinosaurs that were six to seven feet long and had claws, a wicked-looking beak …”
When the photographs of the protoceratops fossils were published, some scientists actually thought that they were the remains of griffins.
Nearby, a heavily armoured protoceratops and viscious velociraptor battle it out, writhing and scuffling on the ground.