Definition of Indian rhinoceros in English:

Indian rhinoceros


  • A large one-horned rhinoceros with prominent skin folds and a prehensile upper lip, found in north-eastern India and Nepal.

    Rhinoceros unicornis, family Rhinocerotidae

    • ‘Written by a lady who has lived in South East Asia for 30 years, this is a true story about an orphaned elephant ‘adopted’ by an Indian rhinoceros.’
    • ‘Somewhat later, Marco Polo gave a description of an animal that can be identified as the Indian rhinoceros.’
    • ‘The biblical unicorn may have been a wild ox, but the great Indian rhinoceros is similar to a unicorn: it has a single horn, usually about 53 cm long, and is among the rarest mammals in the world today.’