allosaurus

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noun al·lo·sau·rus \ˌa-lə-ˈsȯr-əs\

Definition of allosaurus

  1. :  any of a genus (Allosaurus) of very large carnivorous North American theropod dinosaurs of the late Jurassic period

Origin and Etymology of allosaurus

New Latin, from Greek all- + sauros lizard


First Known Use: 1886


ALLOSAURUS Defined for Kids

allosaurus

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noun all·o·sau·rus \ˌa-lə-ˈsȯr-əs\

Definition of allosaurus for Students

  1. :  a large meat-eating dinosaur related to the tyrannosaur


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