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noun 
  1. Any of various extinct reptiles belonging to the Dinosauria, existing between about 230 million and 65 million years ago.
  2. (context, figuratively, colloquial) A person or organisation which is very old or has very old-fashioned views or is not willing to change and adapt.
  3. (context, figuratively, colloquial) Anything that is no longer in common use or practice.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: dinosaurus
  • French: dinosaure
  • Italian: dinosauro
  • Spanish: dinosaurio
Etymology: From (deinosauros) < (deinos) "terrible, stiff, masterly, skilful" + (saura) "lizard".


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