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rhi·noc·er·os

rhinoceros

 
pronunciation:
raI na s rs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: rhinoceros, rhinoceroses
definition: a large mammal with hooves and very thick skin. Rhinoceroses have one or two horns on their noses. They eat plants. Wild rhinoceroses live in Africa and southern Asia. Four of the five kinds of rhinoceroses are in danger of becoming extinct.
 
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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
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