Jurassic

adjective
Ju·​ras·​sic | \ ju̇-ˈra-sik How to pronounce Jurassic (audio) \

Definition of Jurassic

: of, relating to, or being the period of the Mesozoic era between the Triassic and the Cretaceous or the corresponding system of rocks marked by the presence of dinosaurs and the first appearance of birds — see Geologic Time Table

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Jurassic noun

First Known Use of Jurassic

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Jurassic

French jurassique, from Jura mountain range

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“Jurassic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jurassic. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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