from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Triceratops, of the Cretaceous Period, having a bony plate covering the neck, a large horn above either eye, and a smaller horn on the nose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Common name of the extinct genus Triceratops; a herbivorous ceratopsid from the late Cretaceous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of predentate dinosaurs belonging to the family Ceratopsidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. huge ceratopsian dinosaur having three horns and the neck heavily armored with a very solid frill
New Latin Tricerātōps, genus name : Greek tri-, tri- + Greek keras, kerāt-, horn; + Greek ōps, eye, face.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Ancient Greek τρί-, stem of τρεῖς (treis, "three") + κέρατ-, stem of κέρας (keras, "horn") + ὤψ (ops, "face"). (Wiktionary)