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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ I always thought that was rhinoceros horn.
▪ Notable among these are ivory, shells, rhinoceros horn, coral, amber and jet.
▪ Among other species to be seen are elephants, buffalo, rhinoceros, impala, giraffe, zebra, baboons and monkeys.
▪ Einstein would probably have been as hopeless as anybody in working out how to catch a woolly rhinoceros.
▪ Here, it is not doing duty for a use of rhinoceros but rather for a mention of it.
▪ I always thought that was rhinoceros horn.
▪ I hear that a rhinoceros flew along the Mississippi in a pink balloon, this morning.
▪ I though it was a rhinoceros coming for me in the dark.
▪ Notable among these are ivory, shells, rhinoceros horn, coral, amber and jet.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

pachyderm \pach"y*derm\ (p[a^]k"[i^]*d[~e]rm), n. [Cf. F. pachyderme.] (Zo["o]l.) Any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin, including the elephant, rhinoceros, and hippopotamus, one of the Pachydermata.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Latin rhinoceros, from Greek rhinokeros, literally "nose-horned," from rhinos "nose" (a word of unknown origin) + keras "horn" (see kerato-). Related: Rhinocerotic.What is the plural of rhinoceros? ... Well, Liddell and Scott seem to authorize 'rhinocerotes,' which is pedantic, but 'rhinoceroses' is not euphonious. [Sir Charles Eliot, "The East Africa Protectorate," 1905]


n. Any of several large herbivorous pachyderms native to Africa and Asia of the five extant species in the three extant genera in the family Rhinocerotidae, with thick, gray skin and one or two horns on their snouts.


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

Rhinoceros (play)

Rhinoceros ( French original title Rhinocéros) is a play by Eugène Ionesco, written in 1959. The play was included in Martin Esslin's study of post-war avant garde drama, " The Theatre of the Absurd", although scholars have also rejected this label as too interpretatively narrow. Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses; ultimately the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered everyman figure who is initially criticized in the play for his drinking, tardiness, and slovenly lifestyle and then, later, for his increasing paranoia and obsession with the rhinoceroses. The play is often read as a response and criticism to the sudden upsurge of Communism, Fascism, and Nazism during the events preceding World War II, and explores the themes of conformity, culture, mass movements, mob mentality, philosophy and morality.


RHINOCEROS is the tenth studio album by the Japanese pop-rock band Porno Graffitti. It was released on August 19, 2015.

Rhinoceros (genus)

The members of the genus Rhinoceros are the one-horned rhinoceroses. The word "rhinoceros" is of Greek origin; "rhin" meaning "nose", and "ceros" meaning " horn". The genus contains two species, the Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) and the Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus). Although both members are endangered, the Javan Rhinoceros is one of the most endangered large mammals in the world with only 60 individuals surviving in Java ( Indonesia). A fossil jawbone of an extinct species, Rhinoceros philippinensis, was found in the Philippines.

Rhinoceros (song)

"Rhinoceros" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins from their debut album, Gish. It was written by Billy Corgan and is one of the few songs from Gish that has been performed consistently throughout the band's career.

The song is an early indication of the loud/soft dynamic that would come to define the band's overall sound. The song was cited as a turning point by Corgan in an interview about Siamese Dream: "I can remember bringing in 'Rhinoceros', which didn't sound like anything else we had. But after a while you get used to playing 'Rhinoceros', so you bring in something that's a little weirder." In an early radio appearance from 1989, Corgan can be heard referring to the tune, which D'arcy Wretzky audibly protests playing, as "that real slow one".(Track 13 of "Live at WZRD-FM Studios 16 MAR 1989") The album recording reportedly features 17 tracks of feedback.

Instead of being released as a CD single, "Rhinoceros" was instead featured as the first track on Lull. Songwriter Billy Corgan has mentioned that Lull is known within the band as "the Rhinoceros single".

Rhinoceros (disambiguation)

A rhinoceros is any of five species of ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae.

Rhinoceros may also refer to:

Rhinoceros (band)

Rhinoceros was a rock band established in 1967 by Elektra Records. The band, while well respected in many circles, did not live up to the record label's expectations. One reviewer commented, "Despite the fact that the band could not live up to the expectations that were raised by Elektra Records' publicity machine, Rhinoceros' contributions to rock still deserve more credit than subsequent rock histories give it."

Rhinoceros (film)

Rhinoceros is a 1974 comedy film based on the play by Eugène Ionesco. The film was produced and released as part of the American Film Theatre, which adapted theatrical works for a subscription-driven cinema series.

Rhinoceros (Orson Welles production)

Rhinoceros was a 1960 production of Eugène Ionesco's surrealist play of the same name, which had been written the year before. It was the first English-language production of the play, starred future husband-and-wife team Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, and was directed by Orson Welles. Olivier also co-produced the play, which was Welles's last work as a theatre director.

Usage examples of "rhinoceros".

The haft, made out of an enormous rhinoceros horn, was three feet three inches long, about an inch and a quarter thick, and with a knob at the end as large as a Maltese orange, left there to prevent the hand from slipping.

From the top of the Late Pliocene Chapadmalalan layers, Ameghino extracted the femur of a toxodon, an extinct South American hoofed mammal, resembling a furry, short-legged, hornless rhinoceros.

The rhinoceros stampling and lubering about in the tall grass, charging a land rover, making it jolt and rock as tourists run for cover, screaming, the camera shaking and jerking.

As chance provided, the white wool of mouflon which was shed naturally by the wild sheep in spring, the unbelievably soft earthy-brown downy wool of musk-ox, and the lighter red rhinoceros underwool were also gathered with great enthusiasm.

Further, in those distant days she was known by her Creator, Ngai, as the reem rather than as the rhinoceros.

From the height of a man on horseback a good rhinoceros sjambok used properly can quiet a nigger in less time and with less trouble than it takes to shoot him.

From the height of a man on horseback, a good rhinoceros sjambok used properly can quiet a nigger in less time and with less trouble than it takes to shoot him.

The hide of the rhinoceros is no contemptible gift, and a certain bluntness, I might say coarseness of character, enables a man to go through the world comfortably and happily, unvexed by those petty stings and bites and irritations that worry thinner skins to death.

What he needed was a ladder, but his only attempt to leave the pinetum to look for one had been foiled by the sight of a rhinoceros browsing in the rockery and of a lion sunning itself outside the kitchen door.

The imminent prospect of the larger carnivores, to say nothing of rhinoceroses and bull bison, roaming at large and unfed in the heart of London, was not one which permitted of prolonged conferences.

Lophrodon, that gigantic tapir, which concealed itself behind rocks, ready to do battle for its prey with the Anoplotherium, a singular animal partaking of the nature of the rhinoceros, the horse, the hippopotamus and the camel.

Bringing up the rear: a four-horned antelope that had been born with six horns, a baby one-horned rhinoceros, and a Bhalu, or honey bear, blind and deaf, but drawn by the scent of sweet things in the market.

Waldman talking away in a room with a month-old stiff that would have made a rhinoceros gag, the cigar bouncing around his lips, while other men left because they had to get a breath of breatheable air or go insane.

They were only wild children who survived by robbing and killing, and the Guatemalan soldiers were only doing their duty: They performed a function comparable to that of the birds that hunted ticks on the hide of a rhinoceros, keeping their American beast pest-free and happy.

On this view, the capacity of enduring the most different climates by man himself and by his domestic animals, and such facts as that former species of the elephant and rhinoceros were capable of enduring a glacial climate, whereas the living species are now all tropical or sub-tropical in their habits, ought not to be looked at as anomalies, but merely as examples of a very common flexibility of constitution, brought, under peculiar circumstances, into play.