One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The earliest of the large bipedal dinosaurs, which had two long crests on the head and occurred in the early Jurassic period.
- ‘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’.
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