diplodocus

noun
di·plod·o·cus | \də-ˈplä-də-kəs, dī-\

Definition of diplodocus 

: any of a genus (Diplodocus) of large herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the Late Jurassic known from remains found in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah

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Plus, a line drawing of a diplodocus, the dinosaur from which Diplo takes his name. Jon M. Gilbertson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "DJ Diplo christens Summerfest's rebuilt U.S. Cellular Connection Stage on a chilly night," 23 June 2018 Although the replica of a diplodocus attained the status of an icon, the museum believed a real specimen better suited their mission to study and conserve the planet. Leonore Schick, Detroit Free Press, "Britain's Natural History Museum unveils huge whale," 14 July 2017 Although the replica of a diplodocus attained the status of an icon, the museum believed a real specimen better suited their mission to study and conserve the planet. Leonore Schick, Detroit Free Press, "Britain's Natural History Museum unveils huge whale," 14 July 2017 Although the replica of a diplodocus attained the status of an icon, the museum believed a real specimen better suited their mission to study and conserve the planet. Leonore Schick, Detroit Free Press, "Britain's Natural History Museum unveils huge whale," 14 July 2017 Although the replica of a diplodocus attained the status of an icon, the museum believed a real specimen better suited their mission to study and conserve the planet. Leonore Schick, Detroit Free Press, "Britain's Natural History Museum unveils huge whale," 14 July 2017 Although the replica of a diplodocus attained the status of an icon, the museum believed a real specimen better suited their mission to study and conserve the planet. Leonore Schick, The Seattle Times, "Britain’s Natural History Museum unveils huge whale skeleton," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of diplodocus

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diplodocus

New Latin, genus name, from dipl- + Greek dokos beam, from dekesthai, dechesthai to receive; akin to Latin decēre to be fitting — more at decent

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The first known use of diplodocus was in 1884

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