saurian









saurian


adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the Sauria, a group of reptiles originally including the lizards, crocodiles, and several extinct forms but now technically restricted to the lizards.
  2. resembling a lizard.

noun

  1. a saurian animal, as a dinosaur or lizard.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling a lizard
  2. of, relating to, or belonging to the Sauria, a former suborder of reptiles (now called Lacertilia), which included the lizards

noun

  1. a former name for lizard

n.reptile of the order Sauria, 1819, from Modern Latin sauria “the order of reptiles,” from Greek sauros “lizard” (see -saurus). Sauropod is 1891, from Modern Latin sauropoda (O.C. Marsh, 1884), second element from Greek pous “foot” (see foot (n.)).

  1. A lizard or similar reptile.

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