tyrannosaur

noun
ty·​ran·​no·​saur | \ tə-ˈra-nə-ˌsȯr How to pronounce tyrannosaur (audio) , tī- \

Definition of tyrannosaur

1 : a massive North American tyrannosaurid (Tyrannosaurus rex)

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Recent Examples on the Web Introducing the first new species of tyrannosaur discovered in Canada in 50 years. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "You Can Probably Guess Why This New Dinosaur Is Called 'Reaper of Death'," 11 Feb. 2020 Dinosaurs like the triple-horned carnivore Ceratosaurus and many tyrannosaurs had skull ornaments, or lavish head displays, in the vicinity of these blood vessels. Riley Black, Smithsonian, "Special Skull Windows Helped Dinosaur Brains Keep Cool," 4 Sep. 2019 Introducing the first new species of tyrannosaur discovered in Canada in 50 years. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "You Can Probably Guess Why This New Dinosaur Is Called 'Reaper of Death'," 11 Feb. 2020 Introducing the first new species of tyrannosaur discovered in Canada in 50 years. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "You Can Probably Guess Why This New Dinosaur Is Called 'Reaper of Death'," 11 Feb. 2020 Patrons dig up fossils, ride on the back of a tyrannosaur, and explore dinosaur science stations, to learn more about these creatures. Matthew Cox, Cincinnati.com, "Guest Mourning Line: How we ended up here and what to do during the coronavirus pandemic," 13 Mar. 2020 But in the past ten years paleontologists have begun announcing even older tyrannosaurs , among the roughly 80 million-year-old rocks of Utah and New Mexico. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "Newly Discovered Tyrannosaur Was Key to the Rise of Giant Meat-Eaters," 11 Feb. 2020 The fragments of a fossilized skull belonging to a previously unknown species of tyrannosaur were found in southern Alberta, Canada. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Farmer discovers new Tyrannosaur species, one of the oldest of its kind ever found," 10 Feb. 2020 The tyrannosaurs that roamed North America during the last 10 million years of the Cretaceous were large, impressive animals with equally menacing names. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "Newly Discovered Tyrannosaur Was Key to the Rise of Giant Meat-Eaters," 11 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of tyrannosaur

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tyrannosaur

New Latin Tyrannosaurus, from Greek tyrannos tyrant + sauros lizard

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The first known use of tyrannosaur was in 1924

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28 May 2020

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“Tyrannosaur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyrannosaur. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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tyrannosaur

noun
ty·​ran·​no·​saur | \ tə-ˈra-nə-ˌsȯr How to pronounce tyrannosaur (audio) , tī- \

Kids Definition of tyrannosaur

: a very large North American meat-eating dinosaur that had small forelegs and walked on its hind legs

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