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rhino

1

[ rahy-noh ]

noun

, plural rhi·nos, (especially collectively) rhi·no.
  1. a rhinoceros.


rhino

2

[ rahy-noh ]

noun

, Chiefly British Slang.
  1. money; cash.

rhino-

3
  1. a combining form meaning “nose,” used in the formation of compound words:

    rhinology.

rhino-

1

combining_form

  1. indicating the nose or nasal

    rhinology



rhino

2

/ ˈraɪnəʊ /

noun

  1. a slang word for money

rhino

3

/ ˈraɪnəʊ /

noun

  1. short for rhinoceros
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rhino1

First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening

Origin of rhino2

First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain

Origin of rhino3

< Greek rhīno-, combining form of rhī́s (stem rhīn- )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rhino1

from Greek rhis, rhin

Origin of rhino2

C17: of unknown origin
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Example Sentences

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.

If elephant, rhino, and other African wildlife are poached to extinction, tourism will dry up.

Another crucial long-term plan is to get the rhino breeding again.

Some animals, like the rhino and the eland, have tick birds that sit upon their backs and eat the ticks.

It is also supposed to require an additional amount to face an angry rhino or to attempt to get African buffalo.

Instead of dropping, the rhino threw up its tail and ears, gave a little squeal and started for Burt.

Then came a crashing and swishing of the bush and out stalked a big rhino, sniffing the wind and advancing slowly toward them.

His bullet struck the rhino in the head and glanced off, serving only to increase the rage of the brute.

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Words That Use rhino-

What does rhino- mean?

Rhino- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “nose.” It is often used in medical terms.

Rhino- comes from the Greek rhī́s, meaning “nose.”

What are variants of rhino-?

When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, rhino- becomes rhin-, as in rhinal.

Examples of rhino-

You’ve likely heard of the rhinoceros, the wonderful but incredibly endangered pachyderm.

But do you know why it’s called a rhinoceros? Because of its distinctive horn (or horns) on its snout! Rhinoceros comes from the Greek rhīnókerōs, with rhīno- meaning “nose” and -kerōs meaning “horned.” So, rhinoceros literally translates to “nose-horned.”

Looking for a fancy word for a runny nose? Try rhinorrhea, “an excessive discharge of mucus from the nose.”

What are some words that use the combining form rhino-?

What are some other forms that rhino- may be commonly confused with?

Break it down!

The combining form -plasty is often used to mean “plastic surgery.” If rhino- means “nose,” what is rhinoplasty?

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