Definition of pachyderm noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpækidɜːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpækidɜːrm//
(specialist) Wild mammals
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a type of animal with a very thick skin, for example, an elephant See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French pachyderme, from Greek pakhudermos, from pakhus ‘thick’ + derma ‘skin’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pachyderm