- noting or pertaining to a period of the Mesozoic Epoch, occurring from 190 to 140 million years ago and characterized by an abundance of dinosaurs and the advent of birds and mammals.
- the Jurassic Period or System.
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Pratt, of course, just exploded with Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming lead in Jurassic World.Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt’s Plans For ‘Ghostbusters’ Film
December 15, 2014
Yes, there are the usual references to color-changing T-shirts and Jurassic Park, but it feels more warranted than throwaway here.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows
Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon
July 16, 2013
Ramin Setoodeh went and found a roomful of adults in Jurassic Park costumes.
Natalie Suarez, 25, fashioned her green hoodie to look like a Dilophosaurus, the poison-spitting dinosaur from Jurassic Park.
It was in the Jurassic that the Ammonites reached their height.The Elements of Geology
William Harmon Norton
Dimya; recent in abyssal depths and fossil since the Jurassic.
I forget, sugar—you weren't around in the Jurassic, were you?West Of The Sun
Jurassic , that period of the Mesozoic era that gave rise to birds and flying reptiles.Unexplored!
The Jurassic limestones and marls contain asphalte and bituminous slate.Spain
- of, denoting, or formed in the second period of the Mesozoic era, between the Triassic and Cretaceous periods, lasting for 55 million years during which dinosaurs and ammonites flourished
- the Jurassic the Jurassic period or rock system
Word Origin and History for jurassic
in reference to "geological period between the Triassic and the Cretaceous," 1847, from French Jurassique, literally "of the Jura Mountains," between France and Switzerland, whose limestones were laid down during this geological period. Used in English in a literal sense "pertaining to the Jura Mountains" by 1831. The name is said to be from Gaulish *iuris "wooded mountain."
- The second and middle period of the Mesozoic Era, from about 208 to 144 million years ago. During this time the supercontinent Pangaea continued to split up and numerous shallow seas inundated the new continents. Dinosaurs were the dominant form of terrestrial animal life, and the earliest birds appeared. Marine life was dominated by ammonites and belemnites, and sponges, corals, bryozoa, and gastropods all flourished. Gymnosperms and cycads were the dominant land plants. See Chart at geologic time.