tyrannosaur

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ty·ran·no·saur

 (tĭ-răn′ə-sôr′, tī-)
[From New Latin Tyrannosaurus, genus name; see tyrannosaurus.]

ty•ran•no•saur

(tɪˈræn əˌsɔr, taɪ-)

n.
any of several large theropod dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous Period of North America and Asia of the genus Tyrannosaurus, esp. T. rex.
[< New Latin Tyrannosaurus (1905) = Greek tyranno-, comb. form of týrannos tyrant + saûros -saur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tyrannosaur - large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrationstyrannosaur - large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrations; may have been a scavenger rather than an active predator; later Cretaceous period in North America
bird-footed dinosaur, theropod, theropod dinosaur - any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs
genus Tyrannosaurus - includes a single species
Translations

tyrannosaur

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Rex is surrounded by three tiny tyrannosauruses who are scared because to them Rex is so big