Word Origin for tyrannosaurus
Examples from the Web for tyrannosaurus
But in the case of U.S. v. Eric Prokopi, the Tyrannosaurus bataar has become the victim—of kidnapping.Stopping the Million-Dollar Fossil Thieves: Illegal Trade Meets World of Insatiable Research|Scott Bixby|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shuffling around the ring he has the footwork of a tyrannosaurus.Vitali Klitschko Contemplates Bowing Out of the Ring and Entering Ukrainian Politics|Gordon Marino|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The buried lede in this intriguing story on how Tyrannosaurus Rex consumed its legendary prey?
I'd be honored if you'd use my home as a base of operations while you hunt for your tyrannosaurus.
"The best part, of course, was the actual hunting of the tyrannosaurus," said Astro.Treachery in Outer Space|Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
The head of something like a Tyrannosaurus Rex peered over the wall at them.Subjectivity|Norman Spinrad
From behind, Connel stepped closer to the tyrannosaurus and fired from a twenty-five-foot range.
It was his only chance should the snake get loose from the tyrannosaurus again.
Word Origin and History for tyrannosaurus
carnivorous Cretaceous bipedal dinosaur, 1905, Modern Latin genus name, coined by H.F. Osborn (published 1906 in "Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History" XXI, p.259) from Greek tyrannos "tyrant" (see tyrant) + -saurus. Abbreviated name T. rex attested by 1970 (apparently first as the band name).