genus Brontosaurus

noun
large quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaurs with very long neck and tail; late Jurassic
Syn: ↑genus Apatosaurus
Hypernyms: ↑reptile genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Sauropoda, ↑suborder Sauropoda

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  • genus Apatosaurus — noun large quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaurs with very long neck and tail; late Jurassic • Syn: ↑genus Brontosaurus • Hypernyms: ↑reptile genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Sauropoda, ↑suborder Sauropoda …   Useful english dictionary

  • brontosaurus — brontosaur ron to*saur , n. [NL., fr. Gr. bronth thunder + say^ros lizard.] (Paleon.) a dinosaur of the genus {Brontosaurus}; an individual may also be called a {brontosaurus} or an {apatosaurus}. [PJC] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brontosaurus — n. (also brontosaur) a large plant eating dinosaur of the genus Brontosaurus, with a long whiplike tail and trunk like legs. Etymology: Gk bronte thunder + sauros lizard …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brontosaurus (disambiguation) — Brontosaurus is a deprecated genus of sauropod dinosaurs. It may also mean:* 9949 Brontosaurus, a main belt asteroid * Hnutí Brontosaurus, an environmental movement in the Czech Republic * Brontosaurus (Move song), a song by rock group The Move * …   Wikipedia

  • Brontosaurus — Bron to*sau rus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. bronth thunder + say^ros lizard.] (Paleon.) A genus of large sauropod American dinosaurs of the jurassic era, or an individual of that genus. A length of sixty feet is believed to have been attained by these… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brontosaurus — also brontosaur noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek brontē thunder + sauros lizard; akin to Greek bremein to roar Date: 1892 any of a genus (Apatosaurus syn. Brontosaurus) of large sauropod dinosaurs of the Jurassic called also apatosaurus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brontosaurus — [ˌbrɒntə sɔ:rəs] (also brontosaur brɒntəsɔ:) noun another term for apatosaurus. Origin mod. L. (former genus name), from Gk brontē thunder + sauros lizard …   English new terms dictionary

  • reptile genus — noun a genus of reptiles • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Chelonia, ↑genus Chelonia, ↑Caretta, ↑genus Caretta, ↑Lepidochelys, ↑genus Lepidochelys, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 9949 Brontosaurus — Infobox Planet minorplanet = yes width = 25em bgcolour = #FFFFC0 apsis = name = 9949 Brontosaurus symbol = caption = Orbit of 9949 Brontosaurus (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter. discovery = yes… …   Wikipedia

  • apatosaur — noun huge quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur common in North America in the late Jurassic • Syn: ↑apatosaurus, ↑brontosaur, ↑brontosaurus, ↑thunder lizard, ↑Apatosaurus excelsus • Hypernyms: ↑sauropod, ↑sauropod dinos …   Useful english dictionary

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