pachyderm


pachy·derm

noun \ˈpa-ki-ˌdərm\

: a type of animal that has hooves and thick skin

Full Definition of PACHYDERM

:  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

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

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