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rhino1

[rahy-noh] /ˈraɪ noʊ/
noun, plural rhinos (especially collectively) rhino.
1.
a rhinoceros.
Origin of rhino1
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; by shortening

rhino2

[rahy-noh] /ˈraɪ noʊ/
noun, Chiefly British Slang.
1.
money; cash.
Origin
First recorded in 1680-90; origin uncertain

rhino-

1.
a combining form meaning “nose,” used in the formation of compound words:
rhinology.
Also, especially before a vowel, rhin-.
Origin
< Greek rhīno-, combining form of rhī́s (stem rhīn-)
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  • "The lions have found that rhino," remarked Kingozi indifferently.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • A man with nothing against him has a chance; with the rhino he has it, even if he's guilty.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • The rhino was feeding tsetse as he dozed in the high swamp-grass.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • You know when we left the Alert we had plenty of rhino in our pockets.

    Select Temperance Tracts American Tract Society
  • And, as if this were not enough to complete the circus, the hippo and the rhino must get together.

    The Grain Ship Morgan Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for rhino

rhino1

/ˈraɪnəʊ/
noun (pl) -nos, -no
1.
short for rhinoceros

rhino2

/ˈraɪnəʊ/
noun
1.
(Brit) a slang word for money
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin

rhino-

combining form
1.
indicating the nose or nasal: rhinology
Word Origin
from Greek rhis, rhin
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Word Origin and History for rhino
n.

short for rhinoceros, 1884. As slang for "cash" (also rino) 1680s, of unknown origin. Hence cant rhinocerial "rich" [Grose, 1788].

rhino-

before vowels rhin-, word-forming element meaning "nose, of the nose," from Greek rhino-, comb. form of rhis "nose," which is of uncertain origin.

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rhino in Medicine

rhino- or rhin-
pref.
Nose; nasal: rhinitis.

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