triceratops [trahy-ser-uh-tops] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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 1890–95; New Latin Greek trikérat(os) three-horned (see, ), + ṓps face, Examples from the Web for triceratops Contemporary Examples of triceratops
We flew over there to begin filming and I remember seeing the triceratops and being absolutely blown away.
April 6, 2013
I ponder the selection (pterodactyl, triceratops, etc) before settling on a T-Rex.
June 19, 2012
Historical Examples of triceratops
Altogether, Triceratops is very different to any other Dinosaur.
H. N. Hutchinson
We might have showed him the work of the mound-builders, or the bones of the Triceratops, they are older yet.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“That, as it happens, was not the case with Triceratops,” he added.
Its latest member is Thescelosaurus, a contemporary of Triceratops.
William Diller Matthew
A huge monster of the Triceratops prorsus species had entered the camp.
John Jacob Astor
British Dictionary definitions for triceratops triceratops noun
- any rhinoceros-like herbivorous dinosaur of the ornithischian genus Triceratops, of Cretaceous times, having a heavily armoured neck and three horns on the skull
Word Origin for triceratops C19: from New Latin, from tri- + Greek kerat-, keras horn + ōps eye Word Origin and History for triceratops n.
dinosaur genus, 1892, from Greek trikeratos “three-horned” + ops “face,” literally “eye,” from PIE *okw- “to see” (see(n.)). The first element is from tri- “three” (see ) + keras (genitive keratos) “horn” (see ).
triceratops in Science triceratops [trī-sĕr′ə-tŏps′]
- 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.