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rhinoceros

[ rahy-nos-er-uhs ]
/ ra瑟藞n蓲s 蓹r 蓹s /
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noun, plural rhi路noc路er路os路es, (especially collectively) rhi路noc路er路os.
any of several large, thick-skinned, perissodactyl mammals of the family Rhinocerotidae, of Africa and India, having one or two upright horns on the snout: all rhinoceroses are endangered.
Douay Bible. unicorn (def. 4).
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Origin of rhinoceros

1300鈥50; Middle English rinoceros<Late Latin rh墨noceros<Greek rh墨n贸ker艒s, equivalent to rh墨no-rhino- + -ker艒s -horned, adj. derivative of k茅rashorn (of an animal)
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British Dictionary definitions for rhinoceros

rhinoceros
/ (ra瑟藞n蓲s蓹r蓹s, -藞n蓲sr蓹s) /

noun plural -oses or -os
any of several perissodactyl mammals constituting the family Rhinocerotidae of SE Asia and Africa and having either one horn on the nose, like the Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), or two horns, like the African white rhinoceros (Diceros simus) They have a very thick skin, massive body, and three digits on each foot

Derived forms of rhinoceros

rhinocerotic (藢ra瑟n蓹蕣s瑟藞r蓲t瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for rhinoceros

C13: via Latin from Greek rhinoker艒s, from rhis nose + keras horn
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