noun, plural rhi·noc·er·os·es, (especially collectively) rhi·noc·er·os.
Examples from the Web for rhinoceros
It surpasses the paintings of horses and rhinoceros from the Chauvet Cave in France by 400 years.
South Africa is the most dangerous place in the world to be a rhinoceros.
This left them, in the end, with “rhinoceros” and “anthropoid.”
In and among the rest he inserted the words “rhinoceros” and “anthropoid.”
The rhinoceros, again looking pretty aimless and beaten down, was made—beautifully—of papier mache.
He has the constitution of a rhinoceros, the digestion of an ostrich, and the concentration of an oyster.Little Dorrit|Charles Dickens
Next to the mighty elephant, the rhinoceros is the largest and strongest of animals.New National Fourth Reader|Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
Sometimes it brings them to a rhinoceros, wallowing in a mud pool.Insect Architecture|James Rennie
Apparent survival of the sabre-tooth tiger and the Etruscan rhinoceros in favored regions.Men of the Old Stone Age|Henry Fairfield Osborn
The form of the rhinoceros is clumsy and uncouth; while its appearance is dull and heavy.The World and Its People: Book VII|Anna B. Badlam
British Dictionary definitions for rhinoceros
noun plural -oses or -os
Word Origin for rhinoceros
Word Origin and History for rhinoceros
c.1300, from Latin rhinoceros, from Greek rhinokeros, literally "nose-horned," from rhinos "nose" (a word of unknown origin) + keras "horn" (see kerato-). Related: Rhinocerotic.
What is the plural of rhinoceros? ... Well, Liddell and Scott seem to authorize 'rhinocerotes,' which is pedantic, but 'rhinoceroses' is not euphonious. [Sir Charles Eliot, "The East Africa Protectorate," 1905]