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Definition of saurian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

saurian

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BrE BrE//ˈsɔːriən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːriən//
 
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a large reptile, especially a dinosaur Word Origin early 19th cent.: from modern Latin Sauria (from Greek sauros ‘lizard’) + -an.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: saurian

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