(also brontosaur /ˈbrɒntəsɔː/)
Former term for apatosaurus.
- It must have been a truly awesome sight to watch a herd of brontosaurs crossing a Mesozoic floodplain; evoking the same sense of awe, and puniness in one's own being in comparison, as one would feel when observing whales close up.
- Many paleontologists argue that brontosaurs and other huge dinos really didn't lumber and weren't stupid.
- He had a brain in him the size of a bloated brontosaurus, but unfortunately he had a temper to match.
Modern Latin (former genus name), from Greek brontē 'thunder' + sauros 'lizard'.
Words that rhyme with brontosaurusbrachiosaurus, canorous, chorus, Epidaurus, giganotosaurus, Horus, megalosaurus, pelorus, porous, sorus, stegosaurus, Taurus, thesaurus, torus, tyrannosaurus
Definition of brontosaurus in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.