rhinoceros Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"rhinoceros" in British English

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rhinocerosnoun [C]

uk   /raɪˈnɒs.ər.əs/  us   /-ˈnɑː.sɚ-/ (plural rhinoceros or rhinoceroses) (informal rhino)
a very ​large, ​thick-skinnedanimal from ​Africa or ​Asia that has one or two ​horns on ​itsnose: a ​population of ​black/​white rhinoceros
(Definition of rhinoceros from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rhinocerosnoun [C]

 us   /rɑɪˈnɑs·ər·əs/ (plural rhinoceroses or rhinoceros) (short form rhino,  /ˈrɑɪ·noʊ/ )
a very ​large, ​thick-skinnedanimal that ​eatsplants and has one or two ​horns on ​itsnose
(Definition of rhinoceros from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rhinoceros”
in Korean 라이노, 코뿔소…
in Arabic وَحيد القرْن…
in Malaysian badak sumbu…
in French rhinocéros…
in Russian носорог…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犀牛…
in Italian rinoceronte…
in Turkish gergedan…
in Polish nosorożec…
in Spanish rinoceronte…
in Vietnamese con tê giác…
in Portuguese rinoceronte…
in Thai แรด…
in German das Nashorn…
in Catalan rinoceront…
in Japanese (動物の)サイ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犀牛…
in Indonesian badak…
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