Meaning of RHINOCEROS in English

RHINOCEROS

rīˈnäs(ə)rəs noun

Etymology: Middle English rinoceros, from Latin rhinocerot-, rhinoceros, from Greek rhinokerōt-, rhinokerōs, from rhin-, rhis nose + -kerōt-, -kerōs (from keras horn) — more at rhin- , horn

1. plural rhi·noceroses -)rəsə̇z or rhinoceros -)rəs or rhi·noc·eri -äsəˌrī also rhinoc·er·o·tes (ˌ)rīˌnäsəˈrōd.(ˌ)ēz : any of various large powerful herbivorous thick-skinned perissodactyl mammals of the family Rhinocerotidae that have one or two heavy upright horns on the snout or that in some extinct genera are hornless — see black rhinoceros , white rhinoceros , woolly rhinoceros

2. capitalized

[New Latin, from Latin]

: a genus (the type of the family Rhinocerotidae) that contains the Indian and Malayan rhinoceroses

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