Simple Definition of pterodactyl
: a large flying animal that lived long ago when dinosaurs were alive
Origin of pterodactyl
New Latin Pterodactylus, genus of reptiles, from Greek pteron wing + daktylos finger — more at feather
First Known Use: 1830
Rhymes with pterodactyl
PTERODACTYL Defined for Kids
Definition of pterodactyl for Students
: a very large extinct flying reptile that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs
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