noun, plural rhi·nos, (especially collectively) rhi·no.
Origin of rhino1
noun Chiefly British Slang.
Origin of rhino2
Origin of rhino-
Examples from the Web for rhino
But arrests of rhino poachers have also followed an upward curve.
Rhino horns are also sold as ceremonial daggers in Middle Eastern countries like Yemen.
Rhino horn is particularly lucrative—each kilogram can fetch up to $66,000.
Another crucial long-term plan is to get the rhino breeding again.
If elephant, rhino, and other African wildlife are poached to extinction, tourism will dry up.
The rhino grunted and snorted at him and tried to climb the tank, but failed to get a grip on the smooth-painted staves.The Grain Ship|Morgan Robertson
Death to the head of a family in encounter with an elephant or rhino might mean literal starvation to the weaker members.A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open|Theodore Roosevelt
At such times the intended victim is not interested in the rhino's mental processes.The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
It must, however, be confessed, that he displays a vast deal of ingenuity in devising novel modes of spending his rhino.
"It's either a rhino or the fellow we're after," declared Jack with a low exclamation.The Rogue Elephant|Elliott Whitney
noun plural -nos or -no
Word Origin for rhino
before a vowel rhin-
Word Origin for rhino-
short for rhinoceros, 1884. As slang for "cash" (also rino) 1680s, of unknown origin. Hence cant rhinocerial "rich" [Grose, 1788].
before vowels rhin-, word-forming element meaning "nose, of the nose," from Greek rhino-, comb. form of rhis "nose," which is of uncertain origin.