Meaning of dilophosaurus in English:


Pronunciation /dʌɪˌləʊfə(ʊ)ˈsɔːrəs/


  • The earliest of the large bipedal dinosaurs, which had two long crests on the head and occurred in the early Jurassic period.

    Genus Dilophosaurus, infraorder Carnosauria, suborder Theropoda

    • ‘There are the dangerous velociraptors, which slash and attack in packs; the towering t-rexes, who would be considered aggressive and loud in any neighborhood; the peaceful, foliage-chewing brachiosauri; the hooting, poison-spitting dilophosauri, and many other prehistoric earthshakers.’


Modern Latin, from Greek dilophos ‘two-crested’ + sauros ‘lizard’.