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A large ceratopsian dinosaur of the genus Triceratops of the Cretaceous Period, having a large bony frill at the back of the skull, a pair of horns above the eyes, and a single horn on the nose.
(Palaeontology) any rhinoceros-like herbivorous dinosaur of the ornithischian genus Triceratops, of Cretaceous times, having a heavily armoured neck and three horns on the skull
[C19: from New Latin, from tri- + Greek kerat-, keras horn + ōps eye]
any massive, plant-eating Cretaceous dinosaur of the genus Triceratops, having a bony crest on the neck, a horn over each eye, and a horn on the nose.
[1890–95; < New Latin < Greek trikérat(os) three-horned; see Cyclops]
A large, plant-eating dinosaur of the late Cretaceous Period, measuring up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) in length. The triceratops had a beak-like mouth with a short horn over it and a long horn over each eye. The back of its neck was covered with a wide, bony plate.
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|Noun||1.||triceratops - huge ceratopsian dinosaur having three horns and the neck heavily armored with a very solid frill|
ceratopsian, horned dinosaur - any of several four-footed herbivorous dinosaurs with enormous beaked skulls; of the late Cretaceous in North America and Mongolia
genus Triceratops - genus of herbivorous horned dinosaurs