noun Etymology: New Latin Tyrannosaurus, from Greek tyrannos tyrant + sauros lizard Date: 1924 1. a massive North American tyrannosaurid (Tyrannosaurus rex) 2. tyrannosaurid

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  • tyrannosaur — ☆ tyrannosaur [tə ran′ə sôr΄əs, ti ran′ə sôr΄əs; tīran′ə sôr΄əstə ran′ə sôr΄, tiran′ə sôr΄, tīran′ə sôr΄ ] n. [< ModL Tyrannosaurus < Gr tyrannos, tyrant + ModL saurus, SAURUS] any of a genus (Tyrannosaurus) of huge, two footed, flesh… …   English World dictionary

  • tyrannosaur — /ti ran euh sawr , tuy /, n. a large, carnivorous dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex, from the Late Cretaceous Epoch of North America, that walked erect on its hind feet. See illus. under dinosaur. [ < NL Tyrannosaurus (1905), equiv. to Gk tyranno (comb …   Universalium

  • Tyrannosaur — Tyrannosaurus rex Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tyrannosaurus rex (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tyrannosaur —  Any dinosaur of the genus Tyrannosaurus. The largest tyrannosaur was Tyrannosaurus rex …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • tyrannosaur — noun Any large bipedal carnivorous dinosaur, of the family Tyrannosauridae, that lived in North America during the Cretaceous period …   Wiktionary

  • tyrannosaur — n. name of a large type of dinosaur which walked in an erect manner on its hind legs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tyrannosaur — [tɪ ranəsɔ:, tʌɪ ] (also tyrannosaurus tɪˌranə sɔ:rəs) noun a very large carnivorous dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period, with powerful jaws and small claw like front legs. Origin mod. L. Tyrannosaurus, from Gk turannos tyrant + sauros lizard …   English new terms dictionary

  • tyrannosaur — ty·ran·no·saur …   English syllables

  • tyrannosaur — ty•ran•no•saur [[t]tɪˈræn əˌsɔr, taɪ [/t]] n. pal any of several large theropod dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous Period of North America and Asia of the genus Tyrannosaurus, esp. T. rex • Etymology: < NL Tyrannosaurus (1905) = Gk tyranno ,… …   From formal English to slang

  • tyrannosaur — noun 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 • Syn: ↑tyrannosaurus, ↑Tyrannosaurus rex • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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