Javan rhinoceros

noun

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

Examples of Javan rhinoceros in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last are the mammals, from the mightiest Javan rhinoceros to the meekest mountain pygmy possum. David Allen, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Javan rhinoceros was in 1864

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“Javan rhinoceros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Javan%20rhinoceros. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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