triceratops

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tri·cer·a·tops

 (trī-sĕr′ə-tŏps′)
n.
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.

[New Latin Tricerātōps, genus name : Greek tri-, tri- + Greek keras, kerāt-, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots + Greek ōps, eye, face; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

triceratops

(traɪˈsɛrəˌtɒps)
n
(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]

tri•cer•a•tops

(traɪˈsɛr əˌtɒps)

n.
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]

tri·cer·a·tops

(trī-sĕr′ə-tŏps′)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triceratops - huge ceratopsian dinosaur having three horns and the neck heavily armored with a very solid frilltriceratops - 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
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tricératops