Dinothere

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dinothere (Paleon) A large extinct proboscidean mammal from the miocene beds of Europe and Asia. It is remarkable for a pair of tusks directed downward from the decurved apex of the lower jaw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dinothere A fossil animal of the genus Dinotherium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. dinotherium, fr. Gr. deino`s terrible + qhri`on beast

Usage

In literature:

The Dinothere and the Mastodon wallowed and browsed where great London now crowds its princely palaces.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
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