one-horned rhinoceros

variants: or one-horned rhino

Definition of one-horned rhinoceros 

: either of two Asian rhinoceroses (genus Rhinoceros) having a single horn:

a : indian rhinoceros

b : javan rhinoceros

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One male and two female calves one-horned rhinoceros, who were rescued during monsoon floods over the past two years from a famed wildlife preserve in India’s northeast, were on Friday transported to a local zoo for breeding. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: 3 rhino calves survive Indian floods, sent to zoo," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of one-horned rhinoceros

1835, in the meaning defined above

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