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Princeton's WordNet

  1. triceratops(noun)

    huge ceratopsian dinosaur having three horns and the neck heavily armored with a very solid frill

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  1. triceratops(Noun)

    Common name of the extinct genus Triceratops; a herbivorous ceratopsid from the late Cretaceous.

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  1. Triceratops

    Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period, around 68 to 65.5 million years ago in what is now North America. It was one of the last non-avian dinosaur genera to appear before the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. The term Triceratops, which literally means "three-horned face", is derived from the Greek τρί- meaning "three", κέρας meaning "horn", and ὤψ meaning "face". Bearing a large bony frill and three horns on its large four-legged body, and conjuring similarities with the modern rhinoceros, Triceratops is one of the most recognizable of all dinosaurs and the best known ceratopsid. It shared the landscape with and was preyed upon by the fearsome Tyrannosaurus, though it is less certain that the two did battle in the manner often depicted in traditional museum displays and popular images. The exact placement of the Triceratops genus within the ceratopsid group has been debated by paleontologists. Two species, T. horridus and T. prorsus, are considered valid although many other species have been named. Recent research suggests that the contemporaneous Torosaurus, a ceratopsid long regarded as a separate genus, represents Triceratops in its mature form, though this is disputed.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Triceratops in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Triceratops in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Triceratops in a Sentence

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    I knew that we needed something dramatic for what would inevitably be a centerpiece of the hall. And these are two dinosaur species that co-existed 68-66 million years ago in western North America, so it would represent a possible real-world interaction, but we've deliberately left the scenario open, as to whether this represents T. rex killing Triceratops or scavenging an already dead individual. The idea is to better portray the role of an apex predator, which is often opportunistic. In life, I imagine that even T. rex would have favored easier meals than a healthy, adult Triceratops – if such were available: young or sick or elderly individuals, for example.

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