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rhinoceros

rhi·noc·er·os

rhinoceros

pronunciation:
raI na s rs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: rhinoceros, rhinoceroses
definition: one of several species of large, plant-eating, hoofed mammals native to Africa and Southeast Asia, having a very thick hide and one or two vertical horns on the snout.
 
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Rhinoceros comes from two ancient Greek words that mean "nose" and "horn."
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The word rhinoceros contains the following part:
rhin, rhino Greek root that means nose