A rhinoceros.



  • Any of several large herbivorous pachyderms native to Africa and Asia of the five extant species in the three extant genera in the family Rhinocerotidae, with thick, gray skin and one or two horns on their snouts.
  • A member of the superfamily Rhinocerotoidae, including hornless members of the extinct genus Paraceratherium (genus).


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  • From Latin rhīnocerōs, from Ancient Greek ῥῑνόκερως, composed of ῥῑ́ς + κέρας.

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