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noun (1)

rhi·​no ˈrī-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce rhino (audio)
: money, cash


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noun (2)

plural rhinos also rhino

Examples of rhino in a Sentence

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The rhinos were purchased this year from a controversial captive-rhino breeding project. Lori Youmshajekian, Scientific American, 10 Nov. 2023 Travelers of all ages will go wild for the chance to spot lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, and various species of birds at the watering holes on daily game drives. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 22 Oct. 2023 After the first sanctuary’s successful launch, the second preserve on community land is currently under construction with plans to house more white rhinos as early as September 2023. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Sep. 2023 This was true for 95 percent of the animal species observed, including giraffes, leopards, hyenas, zebras, kudu, warthogs, impalas and rhinos. Daniel Lingenhöhl, Scientific American, 18 Oct. 2023 There are just 81 Javan rhinos, including the calf, left and all are located in the park. Reuters, NBC News, 6 Oct. 2023 Efforts to keep rhinos away from certain areas through the use of human voices have seen success in some early studies. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 5 Oct. 2023 Today, thanks to 2012 legislation from the South African government, anyone in that nation who handles a rhino or its horn—for example, when dehorning animals for the rhinos’ own protection—must send Harper’s team a sample. Amber Dance, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Oct. 2023 In a quiet valley under a clear blue sky, another static picture presented itself: a female white rhino with her calf, and, in the middle distance, a lumbering bull. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun (1)

circa 1628, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhino was circa 1628

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“Rhino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhino. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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plural rhinos also rhino

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