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rhinoceros

noun [C] uk   /raɪˈnɒs.ər.əs/  us   /-ˈnɑː.sɚ-/ (plural rhinoceros or rhinoceroses) (informal rhino)
a very large thick-skinned animal from Africa or Asia, which has one or two horns on its nose: a population of black/white rhinoceros
Translations of “rhinoceros”
in Arabic وَحيد القرْن…
in Korean 라이노, 코뿔소…
in Malaysian badak sumbu…
in French rhinocéros…
in Turkish gergedan…
in Italian rinoceronte…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犀牛…
in Russian носорог…
in Polish nosorożec…
in Vietnamese con tê giác…
in Spanish rinoceronte…
in Portuguese rinoceronte…
in Thai แรด…
in German das Nashorn…
in Catalan rinoceront…
in Japanese (動物の)サイ…
in Indonesian badak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犀牛…
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