stegosaurus

noun
stego·​sau·​rus | \ ˌste-gə-ˈsȯr-əs How to pronounce stegosaurus (audio) \

Definition of stegosaurus

: any of a genus (Stegosaurus) of stegosaurs known from the Upper Jurassic rocks especially of Colorado and Wyoming

Examples of stegosaurus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Babies, not to say bad boys, would fall asleep back there, their nodding heads tipped over by the great weight of baby helmets covered in the spikes of a stegosaurus, poking into my back. The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 The back end, including its tail weapon, seemed similar to a stegosaurus, so the researchers named it stegouros elengassen. Fox News, 3 Dec. 2021 The back end, including its tail weapon, seemed similar to a stegosaurus, so the researchers named it stegouros elengassen. Fox News, 3 Dec. 2021 Here, a line of rocks, each the size of a big-man recliner, looks like the back of a stegosaurus dinosaur. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 21 Dec. 2021 The back end, including its tail weapon, seemed similar to a stegosaurus, so the researchers named it stegouros elengassen. Fox News, 3 Dec. 2021 One landmark along the way is what some hikers have dubbed the stegosaurus. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 21 Dec. 2021 The back end, including its tail weapon, seemed similar to a stegosaurus, so the researchers named it stegouros elengassen. Fox News, 3 Dec. 2021 The back end, including its tail weapon, seemed similar to a stegosaurus, so the researchers named it stegouros elengassen. Fox News, 3 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stegosaurus

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stegosaurus

New Latin, from Greek stegos roof + sauros lizard — more at thatch

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The first known use of stegosaurus was in 1892

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“Stegosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stegosaurus. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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stegosaurus

noun
stego·​sau·​rus | \ ˌste-gə-ˈsȯr-əs How to pronounce stegosaurus (audio) \

Kids Definition of stegosaurus

: a large plant-eating dinosaur with bony plates along its back and tail and with spikes at the end of the tail

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