Oreodon
Oreodon O"re*o*don, prop. n. [Gr. 'o`ros, -eos, mountain + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, tooth.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct herbivorous mammals, abundant in the Tertiary formation of the Rocky Mountains. It is more or less related to the camel, hog, and deer. [1913 Webster]

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  • oreodon — I. ˈōrēəˌdän, ōˈr Etymology: New Latin, from ore + odon synonym of merycoidodon II. noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Oreodon …   Useful english dictionary

  • oreodon — ore·odon …   English syllables

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  • Oreodont — O re*o*dont, a. (Paleon.) Resembling, or allied to, the genus {Oreodon}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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