rhino

1
[ rahy-noh ]
/ ˈraɪ noʊ /

noun, plural rhi·nos, (especially collectively) rhi·no.

a rhinoceros.

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Origin of rhino

1
First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening

Definition for rhino (2 of 3)

rhino2
[ rahy-noh ]
/ ˈraɪ noʊ /

noun Chiefly British Slang.

money; cash.

Origin of rhino

2
First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain

Definition for rhino (3 of 3)

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 (1 of 3)

rhino1
/ (ˈraɪnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos or -no

short for rhinoceros

British Dictionary definitions for rhino (2 of 3)

rhino2
/ (ˈraɪnəʊ) /

noun

British a slang word for money

Word Origin for rhino

C17: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for rhino (3 of 3)

rhino-

before a vowel rhin-


combining form

indicating the nose or nasalrhinology

Word Origin for rhino-

from Greek rhis, rhin
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Medical definitions for rhino

rhino-

pref.

Nose; nasal:rhinitis.
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