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dinosaurDinosaurier (ger.)

  • A member of an extinct race of Mesozoic Saurian reptiles (group Dinosauria, typical genus Dinosaurus), some of which were of gigantic size; the remains point to an organism resembling in some respects that of birds, in others that of mammals. (OED 2012)
    A remarkable approach in the present gigantic Dinosaur to the crocodilian structure.
    Owen, R. (1841). Report on British fossil reptiles. Rep. Brit. Assoc. 11, 60-204: 104.