carnosaur

noun
car·​no·​saur | \ ˈkär-nə-ˌsȯr How to pronounce carnosaur (audio) \

Definition of carnosaur

: any of a group (Carnosauria) of very large theropod dinosaurs (such as a tyrannosaur)

First Known Use of carnosaur

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carnosaur

ultimately from Latin carn-, caro flesh + Greek sauros lizard

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“Carnosaur.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carnosaur. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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