velociraptor


ve·loc·i·rap·tor

noun \və-ˈlä-sə-ˌrap-tər\

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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