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pachyderm

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noun pachy·derm \ˈpa-ki-ˌdərm\

Simple Definition of pachyderm

  • : a type of animal that has hooves and thick skin

Full Definition of pachyderm

  1. :  any of various nonruminant mammals (as an elephant, a rhinoceros, or a hippopotamus) of a former group (Pachydermata) that have hooves or nails resembling hooves and usually thick skin; especially :  elephant

Origin of pachyderm

French pachyderme, from Greek pachydermos thick-skinned, from pachys thick + derma skin; akin to Sanskrit bahu dense, much — more at derm-


First Known Use: 1838

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