di·​no | \ ˈdī-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce dino (audio) \
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Visitors can even ride atop an adolescent T. rex and spinosaurus, and younger dino-philes can pet and hold a baby triceratops and a camarasaurus. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Jurassic Quest: 80 life-size dinosaurs stampeding into West Palm Beach this weekend," 13 Aug. 2019 The little dino grabbed a lizard and swallowed it whole, head first. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "140 Million Years Ago, a Bird-Like Dinosaur Swallowed a Lizard Whole. Here’s Why Its Final Meal Is Exciting Researchers," 15 July 2019 At about 93 miles wide, the Chicxulub crater seems to be the right size and age to account for the dino die-off. Victoria Jaggard, National Geographic, "Why did the dinosaurs go extinct?," 31 July 2019 The great thing about these is that the fake succulents can come out and you’re left with an empty dino planter. Noelle Zielinski, Cincinnati.com, "Five Below is like the super-sized dollar store you didn't know about," 17 July 2019 The digital illusion impressively has the dino then appearing to break the glass to create an effect of water seemingly hitting guests horizontally. Los Angeles Times, "What’s it like to ride the new Jurassic World ride at Universal Studios?," 16 July 2019 In 2017, about a hundred of the inflatable dinos protested President Trump’s proposed cuts to programs including the Peace Corps and Americorps. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, "Dozens of costumed T. rex race on a horse track in a delightfully bizarre video," 10 July 2019 Jurassic Park The OC Parks Sunset Cinema outdoor-screening series gets underway with Steven Spielberg’s 1993 dino-thriller; with Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight. Matt Cooper, latimes.com, "SoCal movie events & revivals, June 30-July 7: ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and more," 30 June 2019 Nearby, an oversize battle bot reminiscent of Iron Man was mounted on a blue robo-dino. Andrew Curry, WIRED, "One Boy’s Dream Vacation to See Giant Construction Equipment," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of dino

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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