dino

noun
di·​no | \ ˈdī-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce dino (audio) \
plural dinos

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Brusatte systematically takes us through the various stages of dinosaur evolution, starting with the pre-dino Triassic Period, when a mass extinction cleared the path for their rise. Ira Flatow, New York Times, "When the Dinosaurs Reigned," 29 May 2018 Release: June 22, 2018 Verdict: Skip Despite Jeff Goldblum's return to the franchise, Fallen Kingdom fails to build upon Colin Trevorrow's 2015 dino blockbuster. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "The 2018 Sci-Fi Film Guide," 28 Dec. 2017 The paleontologists say there are three potential new species, and one dino who was never thought to have existed in this region. Jason Harper, Condé Nast Traveler, "On the Hunt for Dinosaur Bones in the Gobi Desert," 20 July 2018 The question of whether to let the dinos go extinct again has become a national debate, and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire is leading the charge to try to save the animals. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Fallen Kingdom’ is fun in spite of itself," 21 June 2018 As a concept, the dino refuge is a park for the ultra-wealthy, a resort on a remote Costa Rican island that people would pay virtually any price to attend. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Ballad of Ray Arnold," 11 June 2018 One particular dino could have withstood gunfire more effectively than others: a tank-like creature called theAnkylosaurus. Alessandra Potenza, The Verge, "Were real dinosaurs as bulletproof as the one in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?," 19 June 2018 Now the remains of an unusually-large-for-its-time dinosaur found in Argentina provides new insight into the evolution of hugeness—and suggest that the way dinos like Brontosaurus got large wasn’t the only way to do it. Brian Switek, Smithsonian, "The Most Massive of Dinos Evolved Earlier Than Previously Thought," 9 July 2018 The dino sequel has grossed $935 million in global ticket sales, including $265 million in North America. Ryan Faughnder, latimes.com, "Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' to top the box office, continuing Hollywood's strong summer," 3 July 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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