triceratops [trahy-ser-uh-tops] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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 tri-, cerat-), + ṓps face, eye 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.

    ‘Jurassic Park’ Turns 20: Film Memories With Ariana Richards

    Anna Klassen

    April 6, 2013

  • I ponder the selection (pterodactyl, triceratops, etc) before settling on a T-Rex.

    Macaulay Culkin’s Life After Fame

    Ramin Setoodeh

    June 19, 2012

  • Historical Examples of triceratops

  • 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.


    Allen Chaffee

  • Its latest member is Thescelosaurus, a contemporary of Triceratops.


    William Diller Matthew

  • A huge monster of the Triceratops prorsus species had entered the camp.

    A Journey in Other Worlds

    John Jacob Astor

  • British Dictionary definitions for triceratops triceratops noun

    1. 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 eye (n.)). The first element is from tri- “three” (see three) + keras (genitive keratos) “horn” (see kerato-).

    triceratops in Science triceratops [trī-sĕr′ə-tŏps′]

    1. 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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