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Definition of "rhinoceros" [rhi•noc•e•ros]

  • Any of several large, thick-skinned, herbivorous mammals of the family Rhinocerotidae, of Africa and Asia, having one or two upright horns on the snout. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rhinoceros" in a sentence
  • "A man with many tail-feathers from the rhinoceros hornbill (_buceros rhinoceros_) stuck into his rattan cap seated himself on a crude platform which had been built on upright poles over the water."
  • "James had visited the San Diego Zoo and thought rhinoceros is the coolest animal on the planet."
  • "Jun. 9th, 2010 02: 36 am (UTC) 'The rhinoceros is all that's left of the unicorn."