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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek, from rhis 'nose' + keras 'horn'

rhinoceros

noun
     
rhinoceros
rhi‧no‧ce‧ros plural rhinoceros or rhinoceroses [countable]
HBA a large heavy African or Asian animal with thick skin and either one or two horns on its nose [↪ hippopotamus]
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