Definition of dilophosaur in English:

dilophosaur

(also dilophosaurus)

noun

  • One of 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

dilophosaur

/dīˈläfəsôr/