Definition of velociraptor
: any of a genus (Velociraptor) of theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous having a long head with a flat snout and a large sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot
Origin of velociraptor
New Latin, from Latin veloc-, velox + raptor plunderer, predator — more at raptor
First Known Use: 1990
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