Definition of diplodocus
: any of a genus (Diplodocus) of large herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the Late Jurassic known from remains found in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah
Origin of diplodocus
New Latin, genus name, from dipl- + Greek dokos beam, from dekesthai, dechesthai to receive; akin to Latin decēre to be fitting — more at decent
First Known Use: 1884
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