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A partly bipedal herbivorous dinosaur of the mid Cretaceous period, having a parrotlike beak and probably ancestral to other ceratopsians.
- ‘The Psittacosaurus was a strong, agile dinosaur with a powerful beak. A plant-eater, it lived in northeastern Asia between 144 million and 97 million years ago.’
- ‘Psittacosaurus, meaning 'parrot lizard,' was a small, primitive ceratopsian, a plant-eating dinosaur.’
Modern Latin, from Greek psittakos ‘parrot’ + sauros ‘lizard’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.