- any of various dinosaurs of the genus Triceratops, of the late Cretaceous Period, having a bony crest on the neck, a long horn over each eye, and a shorter horn on the nose.
Origin of triceratops
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Examples from the Web for triceratops
We flew over there to begin filming and I remember seeing the triceratops and being absolutely blown away.‘Jurassic Park’ Turns 20: Film Memories With Ariana Richards
April 6, 2013
I ponder the selection (pterodactyl, triceratops, etc) before settling on a T-Rex.Macaulay Culkin’s Life After Fame
June 19, 2012
Altogether, Triceratops is very different to any other Dinosaur.Extinct Monsters
H. N. Hutchinson
We might have showed him the work of the mound-builders, or the bones of the Triceratops, they are older yet.The home
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“That, as it happens, was not the case with Triceratops,” he added.Unexplored!</p>
Its latest member is Thescelosaurus, a contemporary of Triceratops.Dinosaurs</p>
William Diller Matthew
A huge monster of the Triceratops prorsus species had entered the camp.A Journey in Other Worlds
John Jacob Astor
- any rhinoceros-like herbivorous dinosaur of the ornithischian genus Triceratops, of Cretaceous times, having a heavily armoured neck and three horns on the skull
C19: from New Latin, from tri- + Greek kerat-, keras horn + ōps eye
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Word Origin and History for triceratops
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A large herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Triceratops of the late Cretaceous Period, measuring up to 7.6 m (25 ft) in length. Triceratops had a squat, tanklike body, a beaklike mouth with a short horn over it, and a long horn over each eye. The back of its neck was covered with a wide, bony plate.
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