Definitions

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

  • noun A very large carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Spinosaurus of the Cretaceous Period, characterized by a long narrow snout and long spines on the back that may have formed a sail-like structure.

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  • noun A large, fierce, extinct, carnivorous dinosaur with a long snout like that of a crocodile and with a sail on its back.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Spīnosaurus, genus name : Latin spīna, thorn + Greek sauros, lizard.]

Examples

  • The wife and I got a chuckle out of this, but it was reassuring to know that they used automatons and computer graphics for all the dangerous scenes, like when the Trex fights the spinosaurus, or the humans set the spinosaur on fire.

    grouse Diary Entry

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