stegosaur

noun
stego·​saur | \ ˈste-gə-ˌsȯr How to pronounce stegosaur (audio) \

Definition of stegosaur

: any of a suborder (Stegosauria) of quadrupedal ornithischian herbivorous dinosaurs chiefly of the Jurassic with strongly developed dorsal plates and spikes

Examples of stegosaur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maidment was part of a team that discovered Adratiklit boulahfa, a 168 million-year-old stegosaur fossil found in Morocco in 2019. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 3 Mar. 2022 For the first time, researchers traced dinosaur footprints along the island's northeastern coast and discovered that stegosaurs were part of this community. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 11 Mar. 2020 However, this may not mean that stegosaurs were uncommon in Gondwana. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 22 Aug. 2019 The British news publication reports that the specimen is the first stegosaur to be found in North Africa. Fox News, 22 Aug. 2019 In recent years, London’s Natural History Museum has become a hub of stegosaur research. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 22 Aug. 2019 Also included in the find is the first evidence of the existence of stegosaurs in Australia, and some of the largest dinosaur footprints ever discovered, measuring up to 5.5 feet long. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 27 Mar. 2017 Also included in the find is the first evidence of the existence of stegosaurs in Australia, and some of the largest dinosaur footprints ever discovered, measuring up to 5.5 feet long. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 27 Mar. 2017 At the time they were thought to be from a variety of dinosaurs, like stegosaurs and sauropods. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 10 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of stegosaur

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stegosaur

New Latin Stegosauria, from Stegosaurus

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The first known use of stegosaur was in 1897

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“Stegosaur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stegosaur. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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