one-horned rhinoceros

noun

variants or one-horned rhino
: either of two Asian rhinoceroses (genus Rhinoceros) having a single horn:

Examples of one-horned rhinoceros in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tiger is believed to be have come from the neighboring Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to tigers, elephants, bears, and the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses. Zoe Sottile and Manveena Suri, CNN, 19 July 2019 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, 13 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of one-horned rhinoceros was in 1835

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“One-horned rhinoceros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-horned%20rhinoceros. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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