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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“Javan rhinoceros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Javan%20rhinoceros. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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