pachyderm
[ pak-i-durm ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
from French pachyderme, from Greek pakhudermos, from pakhus ‘thick’ + derma ‘skin’
Synonyms
  • elephant
  • mammoth
  • rhinoceros
  • hippopotamus
  • mastodon
Antonyms
  • mouse
  • rodent
Definition
a very large mammal with thick skin, especially an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus
Example
If the circus has an elephant, it has a pachyderm.
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