thunder lizard


Definition of thunder lizard

Examples of thunder lizard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Ancient Teeth Show That Dinosaurs Took a Long Time to Hatch," 3 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of thunder lizard

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thunder lizard

translation of New Latin Brontosaurus

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“Thunder lizard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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