any of a genus (Triceratops) of massive, four-legged ceratopsian dinosaurs of the Cretaceous having a large, bony crest over the neck, a long horn above each eye, and a short horn on the nose
Origin of triceratopsModern Latin from tri- (see tri-) + cerat(o)- + Classical Greek ?ps, eye
A large ceratopsian dinosaur of the genus Triceratops of the Cretaceous Period, having a large bony frill at the back of the skull, a pair of horns above the eyes, and a single horn on the nose.
Origin of triceratopsNew Latin Tricerātōps genus name Greek tri- tri- Greek keras kerāt- horn ; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.Greek ōps eye, face ; see okw- in Indo-European roots.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek Ï„ÏÎ¯-, stem of Ï„ÏÎµá¿–Ï‚ (treis, “three") + ÎºÎÏÎ±Ï„-, stem of ÎºÎÏÎ±Ï‚ (keras, “horn") + á½¤Ïˆ (ops, “face").