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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: deinos 'terrible' + sauros 'lizard'

dinosaur

noun
     
Related topics: Animals, Earth Sciences
di‧no‧saur [countable]
1HBAHE one of a group of reptiles that lived millions of years ago
2 informal someone or something that is old-fashioned and no longer effective or suitable for modern times:
lengthy speeches by some of the party's dinosaurs

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