DEINOTHERIUM, n. An extinct pachyderm that flourished when the
Pterodactyl was in fashion. The latter was a native of Ireland, its
name being pronounced Terry Dactyl or Peter O'Dactyl, as the man
pronouncing it may chance to have heard it spoken or seen it printed.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
[NL.] (Paleon.) See Dinotherium.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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