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rhinoceros

noun rhi·noc·er·os \rī-ˈnäs-rəs, rə-, -ˈnä-sə-\

: a large, heavy animal of Africa and Asia that has thick skin and either one or two large horns on its nose

plural rhi·noc·er·os·es also rhi·noc·er·os or -noc·eri \-ˈnä-sə-ˌrī\

Full Definition of RHINOCEROS

:  any of a family (Rhinocerotidae) of large heavyset herbivorous perissodactyl mammals of Africa and Asia that have one or two upright keratinous horns on the snout and thick gray to brown skin with little hair

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Origin of RHINOCEROS

Middle English rinoceros, from Anglo-French, from Latin rhinocerot-, rhinoceros, from Greek rhinokerōt-, rhinokerōs, from rhin- + keras horn — more at horn
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mammals Terms

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

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