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



BrE BrE//raɪˈnɒsərəs//
; NAmE NAmE//raɪˈnɑːsərəs//
(pl. rhinoceros, rhinoceroses) (informal rhino) Wild mammals
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a large heavy animal with very thick skin and either one or two horns on its nose, that lives in Africa and Asia See related entries: Wild mammals Word OriginMiddle English: via Latin from Greek rhinokerōs, from rhis, rhin- ‘nose’ + keras ‘horn’.
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