rhino

1
[rahy-noh]
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noun, plural rhi·nos, (especially collectively) rhi·no.

a rhinoceros.

Nearby words

  1. rhineland-palatinate,
  2. rhinencephalic,
  3. rhinencephalon,
  4. rhinestone,
  5. rhinitis,
  6. rhino-,
  7. rhinoantritis,
  8. rhinocanthectomy,
  9. rhinocele,
  10. rhinocephaly

Origin of rhino

1
First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening

rhino

2
[rahy-noh]

noun Chiefly British Slang.

money; cash.

Origin of rhino

2
First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain

rhino-

a combining form meaning “nose,” used in the formation of compound words: rhinology.
Also especially before a vowel, rhin-.

Origin of rhino-

< Greek rhīno-, combining form of rhī́s (stem rhīn-)

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British Dictionary definitions for rhino

rhino

1

noun plural -nos or -no

short for rhinoceros

noun

British a slang word for money

Word Origin for rhino

C17: of unknown origin

rhino-

before a vowel rhin-

combining form

indicating the nose or nasalrhinology

Word Origin for rhino-

from Greek rhis, rhin

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Word Origin and History for rhino
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Medicine definitions for rhino

rhino-

pref.

Nose; nasal:rhinitis.

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