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triceratops

[trahy-ser-uh-tops] /traɪˈsɛr əˌtɒps/
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
1890-1895
1890-95; < Neo-Latin < Greek trikérat(os) three-horned (see tri-, cerat-), + ṓps face, eye
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Examples from the web for triceratops
  • Also, there is another triceratops pelvis with parts ripped off, indicating t rex ate all that it got it's mouth around.
  • triceratops used their horns to get their point across-literally-a new study finds.
  • On this trip, our table is wrapped by a triceratops's tail.
  • We were excavating dinosaur bones from three dinosaurs at once: a triceratops, a hadrosaur, and one as yet unidentified.
British Dictionary definitions for triceratops

triceratops

/traɪˈsɛrəˌtɒps/
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
C19: from New Latin, from tri- + Greek kerat-, keras horn + ōps eye
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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-).

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triceratops
  (trī-sěr'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.
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