This left them, in the end, with “rhinoceros” and “anthropoid.”
The rhinoceros, again looking pretty aimless and beaten down, was made—beautifully—of papier mache.
South Africa is the most dangerous place in the world to be a rhinoceros.
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]