rhinoceros
noun (plural -noceroses; also -noceros or rhinoceri) Etymology: Middle English rinoceros, from Anglo-French, from Latin rhinocerot-, rhinoceros, from Greek rhinokerōt-, rhinokerōs, from rhin- + keras horn — more at horn Date: 14th century any of a family (Rhinocerotidae) of large heavyset herbivorous perissodactyl mammals of Africa and Asia that have one or two upright keratinous horns on the snout and thick gray to brown skin with little hair

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  • rhinocéros — [ rinɔserɔs ] n. m. • 1549; rhinocerons h. 1288; du gr. rhinokerôs, de rhinos « nez » et keras « corne » ♦ Mammifère ongulé herbivore (périssodactyles) de grande taille, au corps massif, à la peau épaisse et rugueuse, dont les membres se… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rhinoceros — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Rhinocéros (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rhinoceros — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Rhinoceros Rinoceronte indio (Rhinoceros unicornis) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rhinoceros — Rhi*noc e*ros (r[ i]*n[o^]s [ e]*r[o^]s), n. [L., fr. Gr. rinoke rws, rinoke rwtos; ri s, rino s, the nose + ke ras a horn: cf. F. rhinoc[ e]ros. See {Horn}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any pachyderm belonging to the genera {Rhinoceros}, {Atelodus}, and several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhinoceros — oder Rhinocéros (deutsch: Nashorn oder Rhinozeros) steht für: eine Nashorngattung (Rhinoceros) zu der das Panzernashorn und das Javanashorn zählen Rhinoceros (Software), ein Computerprogramm zur Bildsynthese Parti Rhinocéros, eine kanadische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rhinoceros — (n.) c.1300, from L. rhinoceros, from Gk. rhinokeros, from rhinos nose (a word of unknown origin) + keras horn (see KERATO (Cf. kerato )). Shortened form rhino is first attested 1884. What is the plural of rhinoceros? ... Well, Liddell and Scott… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rhinoceros — [rī näs′ər əs] n. pl. rhinoceroses or rhinoceros [ME rinoceros < L rhinoceros < Gr rhinokerōs, lit., nose horned < rhis (see RHINO ) + keras, HORN] any of a family (Rhinocerotidae) of large, heavy, thick skinned, plant eating,… …   English World dictionary

  • RHINOCEROS — quasi naricornis, quod in nare cornu, idque praevalidum habeat; speculum divinae Providentiae: apud Hiob. est c. 39. v. 12. ubi tamen alii malunt Monoceros reddere. Cum elephanto. viribus licet impar. congressus si ventrem eius attingat, cornu… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Rhinocĕros — Rhinocĕros, 1) s. Nashorn; 2) Gattung des Hornvogels, s.d. a) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rhinoceros — Rhinoceros, s. Nashorn …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rhinoceros — Rhinoceros, s. Nashorn …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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