Indian rhinoceros

variants: or Indian rhino

Definition of Indian rhinoceros

: a large, endangered Asian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) that has a single horn and deeply folded, grayish-brown skin and that is now reduced to several small populations in India and Nepal

called also greater one-horned rhinoceros

First Known Use of Indian rhinoceros

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Indian rhinoceros was in 1823

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“Indian rhinoceros.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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