Definition of gallimimus in English:


Line breaks: gal¦li|mi¦mus
Pronunciation: /ˌgalɪˈmʌɪməs


  • An ostrich dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period.
    • Genus Gallimimus, infraorder Ornithomimosauria, suborder Theropoda
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    • It's real fun - my own little world of raptors and gallimimuses, and albertosaurs.
    • One of the sound effects that went into the scene where the Rex attacks the gallimimuses in JP was the sound editors' dog playing with a chew toy.
    • He's got quite a number of them, too - brachiosaurs, gallimimuses, triceratops, and other spectacular but harmless herbivores.


modern Latin, from Latin galli 'of a cockerel' (genitive of gallus) + mimus 'mime, pretence'.

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