What Does the Word Dinosaur Mean?


The word 'dinosaur' refers to large reptiles that lived millions of years ago, but are now extinct. These animals dominated life on earth during their time, and came in many shapes, colours, and sizes. Some reptiles such as crocodiles are believed to be descendants of dinosaurs.
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The word dinosaur means terrible lizard. This was given to the large lizards that use to walk the Earth back in the Mesozoic period. It also means extinct and huge.
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