woolly rhinoceros

variants: or less commonly woolly rhino

Definition of woolly rhinoceros

: an extinct 2-horned rhinoceros (Coelondonta antiquitatis) inhabiting the arctic regions of Europe and Asia during the Pleistocene, having a dense coat of woolly hair, and being found frozen in the ice of Siberia with the flesh and hair well preserved

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“Woolly rhinoceros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolly%20rhinoceros. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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