di·no | \ˈdī-(ˌ)nō \
plural dinos

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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 The resulting film is a sixth-grade sketchbook mash of dino-murder, cartoonish villains, and plot holes big enough for an apatosaurus to fit through. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review: This nonsense has gone full Sharknado," 22 June 2018 In Jurassic World, the 2015 revival of the beloved dino franchise, a new luxury theme park opened in the Caribbean called Isla Nublar. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "We’re Going to Need a Bigger Island," 22 June 2018 However, plans go awry and the dinos wind up on the mainland. Katie Walsh, kansascity, "‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’: Dinosaurs on the loose overrun a puny story," 21 June 2018 The dino tentpole also pulled in $10 million from 520 IMAX screens. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "China Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Rampages to $112M Debut," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of dino

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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