extinct marine reptile with a small head on a long neck a short tail and four paddle-shaped limbs; of the Jurassic and Cretaceous
Syn: ↑plesiosaurus
Hypernyms: ↑archosaur, ↑archosaurian, ↑archosaurian reptile
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Plesiosaurus

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  • Plesiosaur — Ple si*o*saur, n. (Paleon.) One of the Plesiosauria. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plesiosàur — m geol. zool. fosilni reptil (Plesiosaurus), morska životinja vrlo male glave, duga vrata, dug do 13 m, živio u trijasu do krede; veslogmaz …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • plesiosaur — plesiosàur m DEFINICIJA geol. zool. fosilni reptil (Plesiosaurus), morska životinja vrlo male glave, duga vrata, duga do 13 m, živjela u trijasu do krede; veslogmaz ETIMOLOGIJA grč. plḗsios: bliz + saȗros: gušter …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • plesiosaur — [plē′sē ə sôr΄] n. [< ModL Plesiosaurus < Gr plēsios, close, near, akin to pelos, near (prob. < IE base * pel , to push > FELT1, L pellere, to drive) + SAUR] any of an extinct group (order Sauropterygia) of large water reptiles of the …   English World dictionary

  • Plesiosaur — Taxobox name = Plesiosaur fossil range = Early Jurassic Late Cretaceous image caption = Plesiosaurus . regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida superordo = †Sauropterygia ordo = †Plesiosauria subordo = †Plesiosauroidea subordo… …   Wikipedia

  • plesiosaur — plesiosauroid, adj. /plee see euh sawr /, n. any marine reptile of the extinct genus Plesiosaurus, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, having a small head, a long neck, four paddlelike limbs, and a short tail. [ < NL Plesiosaurus (1821),… …   Universalium

  • plesiosaur — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek plēsios close (akin to Greek pelas near) + sauros lizard Date: 1839 any of an order or suborder (Plesiosauria) of large carnivorous marine reptiles of the Mesozoic with dorsoventrally flattened bodies and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plesiosaur — noun Any of several extinct marine reptiles, of the order Plesiosauria, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods Look! cried Olson. Would you look at the giraffe comin up out o the bottom of the say? We looked in the direction he pointed and saw… …   Wiktionary

  • plesiosaur — n. extinct marine reptile of the Mesozoic era (having a small head, long flexible neck, four large paddlelike limbs and a short tail) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plesiosaur — [ pli:sɪəsɔ:, pli:z ] noun a large fossil marine reptile of the Mesozoic era, with large paddle like limbs and a long flexible neck. Origin C19: from mod. L. Plesiosaurus, from Gk plēsios near (because closely related to the lizards) + sauros… …   English new terms dictionary

  • plesiosaur — ple·si·o·saur …   English syllables

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