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Meaning of RHINOCEROS

Pronunciation:  rI'nâsurus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  massive powerful herbivorous odd-toed ungulate of southeast Asia and Africa having very thick skin and one or two horns on the snout
 

RHINOCEROS is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: rhino
 
 See Also: black rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum, Diceros bicornis, Diceros simus, family Rhinocerotidae, Indian rhinoceros, odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal, Rhinoceros antiquitatis, rhinoceros family, Rhinoceros unicornis, Rhinocerotidae, white rhinoceros, woolly rhinoceros

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rhi*noc"e*ros\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ???, ???; ???. ???,
the nose + ??? a horn: cf. F. rhinoc['e]ros. See {Horn}.]
(Zo["o]l.)
Any pachyderm belonging to the genera {Rhinoceros},
{Atelodus}, and several allied genera of the family
{Rhinocerotid[ae]}, of which several living, and many
extinct, species are known. They are large and powerful, and
usually have either one or two stout conical median horns on
the snout.

Note: The Indian, or white, and the Javan rhinoceroses
      ({Rhinoceros Indicus} and {R. Sondaicus}) have incisor
      and canine teeth, but only one horn, and the very thick
      skin forms shieldlike folds. The two or three African
      species belong to {Atelodus}, and have two horns, but
      lack the dermal folds, and the incisor and canine
      teeth. The two Malay, or East Indian, two-horned
      species belong to {Ceratohinus}, in which incisor and
      canine teeth are present. See {Borele}, and {Keitloa}.

{Rhinoceros auk} (Zo["o]l.), an auk of the North Pacific
   ({Cerorhina monocrata}) which has a deciduous horn on top
   of the bill.

{Rhinoceros beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a very large beetle of the
   genus {Dynastes}, having a horn on the head.

{Rhinoceros bird}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A large hornbill ({Buceros rhinoceros}), native of the
    East Indies. It has a large hollow hornlike process on
    the bill. Called also {rhinoceros hornbill}. See
    {Hornbill}.
(b) An African beefeater ({Buphaga Africana}). It alights on
    the back of the rhinoceros in search of parasitic
    insects.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a rhinoceros in your dream, suggests that you need to forge ahead toward your goals and do not take "no" for an answer. Do not let any obstacles sidetrack you from your destination. You need to be more aggressive.
 

 

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