Javan rhinoceros

noun
Ja·​van rhinoceros | \ ˈjä-vən- How to pronounce Javan rhinoceros (audio) , ˈja-\
variants: or Javan rhino

Definition of Javan rhinoceros

: a small, endangered, one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) of southeastern Asia that has deeply folded skin and is now reduced to a single, small population in Java

called also lesser one-horned rhinoceros

First Known Use of Javan rhinoceros

1864, in the meaning defined above

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