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rhino-

(word root) nose
Examples of words with the root rhino-: rhinology, rhinoceros

rhi·no

 (rī′nō)
n. pl. rhi·nos Informal
A rhinoceros.

rhino

(ˈraɪnəʊ)
n, pl -nos or -no
(Animals) short for rhinoceros

rhino

(ˈraɪnəʊ)
n
Brit a slang word for money
[C17: of unknown origin]

rhi•no

(ˈraɪ noʊ)

n., pl. -nos, (esp. collectively) -no.
a rhinoceros.
[1880–85; by shortening]

rhino-

a combining form meaning “nose”: rhinology.
Also, esp. before a vowel,rhin-.
[< Greek rhīno-, comb. form of rhis (s. rhīn-)]

rhino

(ˈrainou) plural ˈrhinos
short for rhinoceros.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhino - massive powerful herbivorous odd-toed ungulate of southeast Asia and Africa having very thick skin and one or two horns on the snoutrhino - massive powerful herbivorous odd-toed ungulate of southeast Asia and Africa having very thick skin and one or two horns on the snout
odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal - placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot
Rhinoceros antiquitatis, woolly rhinoceros - extinct thick-haired species of Arctic regions
Ceratotherium simum, Diceros simus, white rhinoceros - large light-grey African rhinoceros having two horns; endangered; sometimes placed in genus Diceros
black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis - African rhino; in danger of extinction
Translations
nosorožec

rhino

[ˈraɪnəʊ] nrhinocéros m

rhino

[ˈraɪnəʊ] n (fam) → rinoceronte m
References in classic literature ?
They did, it is true, cut all the edible parts from the rhino and carry them home; but already they were pretty well weighted down with the spoils of the chase, and only the fact that they are particularly fond of rhino-meat caused them to do so.
The little rhino birds fluttered and circled about their giant ward.
There is also strong evidence that auctioned antique rhino horn carvings have been bought by East Asian bidders - or their proxies - and illegally exported to China or Vietnam, where they are purchased by wealthy individuals.
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) was on patrol in South Africa with their partners Rhino 911 to deter poachers by humanely trimming rhinos' horns.
Following this he was taken in by The Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo Province, South Africa to be looked after.
"Rhino Market is the perfect tenant for The RailYard as it will serve as a gathering place for residents and business professionals alike to enjoy great food and a great atmosphere," said Mike Harrell, Senior Partner, Office Division, Beacon Partners.
But some scientists aren't ready to let the rhinos go: In July, less than three months after Sudan's death, a team of researchers announced that they had combined frozen northern white rhino sperm with eggs from the southern white rhino, creating a viable northern-and southern- white rhino hybrid embryo.
Save the Rhinos estimates there are fewer than 5,500 black rhinos in the world, all of them in Africa, while Kenya's black rhino population stands at 750, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature.
Seven black rhinos are dead after a botched relocation by Kenya Wildlife Service, the Daily Nation newspaper reported on Friday.
The rhino was one of the 2000 northern whites at the time and was taken to a Czech zoo from where it was transferred to Kenya in 2009 alongside other remaining northern white rhinos consisting of two females and a male that died in 2014.
The magnificent horn is the reason that more than 7,000 rhinos have been killed in South Africa in the past decade.