iguanodon

noun
iguan·​odon | \ i-ˈgwä-nə-ˌdän How to pronounce iguanodon (audio) \

Definition of iguanodon

: any of a genus (Iguanodon) of very large herbivorous dinosaurs of the Early Cretaceous

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Fostoria was an herbivore that stood on its hind legs and belonged to the same group of dinosaurs as iguanodons. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Dinosaur bones shimmering with opal reveal a new species," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of iguanodon

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iguanodon

New Latin Iguanodont-, Iguanodon, from Spanish iguana + Greek odōn tooth, from odont-, odous — more at tooth

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