stegosaur
noun Etymology: New Latin Stegosauria, from Stegosaurus Date: 1897 any of a suborder (Stegosauria) of quadrupedal ornithischian herbivorous dinosaurs chiefly of the Jurassic with strongly developed dorsal plates and spikes

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  • stegosàur — m geol. zool. rod gmazova (Stegosaurus), dinosauri iz gornje jure; velegmaz …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • stegosaur — stegosàur m DEFINICIJA geol. zool. rod gmazova (Stegosaurus), dinosauri iz gornje jure; velegmaz ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. Stegosaurus ← grč. stégos: krov + saȗros: gušter …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • stegosaur — noun herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon • Syn: ↑stegosaurus, ↑Stegosaur stenops • Hypernyms: ↑armored dinosaur • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Stegosaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • stegosaur — /steg euh sawr /, n. a plant eating dinosaur of the genus Stegosaurus, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, having a heavy, bony armor and a row of bony plates along its back, and growing to a length of 20 to 40 ft. (6 12 m). [ < NL… …   Universalium

  • stegosaur — noun Any of several extinct herbivorous dinosaurs, of the suborder Stegosauria, having two rows of bony plates along the back …   Wiktionary

  • stegosaur — n. any of a number of herbivorous dinosaurs having a relatively small head and a row of bony plates along its back (from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stegosaur — [ stɛgəsɔ:] (also stegosaurus ˌstɛgə sɔ:rəs) noun a quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur with a double row of large bony plates along the back. Origin mod. L. Stegosaurus, from Gk stegē covering + sauros lizard …   English new terms dictionary

  • stegosaur — stego·saur …   English syllables

  • stegosaur — steg•o•saur [[t]ˈstɛg əˌsɔr[/t]] n. pal any plant eating dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous family Stegosauridae, having bony plates along the back • Etymology: 1900–05; < NL Stegosaurus (1877), genus name < Gk stégo(s) roof +saûros… …   From formal English to slang

  • Stegosaur stenops — noun herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon • Syn: ↑stegosaur, ↑stegosaurus • Hypernyms: ↑armored dinosaur • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Stegosaurus …   Useful english dictionary

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