noun sau·ri·an \ˈsr-ē-ən\

Definition of SAURIAN

:  any of a suborder (Sauria) of reptiles including the lizards and in older classifications the crocodiles and various extinct forms (as the dinosaurs and ichthyosaurs) that resemble lizards
saurian adjective

Origin of SAURIAN

New Latin Sauria, from New Latin saurus lizard, from Greek sauros
First Known Use: 1824

Rhymes with SAURIAN


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