duck-billed dinosaur

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from the similarity of the heads of certain members of the family to those of modern ducks.

Noun[edit]

duck-billed dinosaur (plural duck-billed dinosaurs)

  1. (informal) Any ornithopod dinosaur of the family Hadrosauridae.
    • 2014, Ian Sample, The Guardian, 28 Jul 2014:
      The scientists' report, published in Biological Reviews, found that while, largely, the dinosaurs were faring well at the time of the asteroid impact, the big plant-eating types, including the horned triceratops and duck-billed dinosaurs, had suffered a loss of biodiversity.