thunder lizard

noun

Examples of thunder lizard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What science took away, science has returned to us: Long live the thunder lizard known by children of every age as Brontosaurus. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2015 The team ran the jaws of the embryonic thunder lizards through a CT scanner to get fine detail of the developing teeth. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 3 Jan. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

translation of New Latin Brontosaurus

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thunder lizard was in 1960

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“Thunder lizard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thunder%20lizard. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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