Meaning of gallimimus in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɡalɪˈmʌɪməs/


  • An ostrich dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period.

    Genus Gallimimus, infraorder Ornithomimosauria, suborder Theropoda

    ‘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.’
    • ‘One of the theatrical trailers did show quick glimpses of the T. rex and gallimimuses.’
    • ‘There are what the kids of the cast (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello, as Hammond's grandchildren) call the ‘veggiesaurs’ - herds of lowing, long-necked brachiosaurs and gallivanting, fleet-footed gallimimuses.’


Modern Latin, from Latin galli ‘of a cockerel’ (genitive of gallus) + mimus ‘mime, pretence’.