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Word of the Day – Pachyderm

By August 3, 2015Literature

Pachyderm (noun)


A large mammal with thick leathery skin such as an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippo.

From the Greek, pakhus ‘thick’ + derma ‘skin’.

Example sentences

“The pachyderms often uproot crops and can cause big problems for African farmers.”

“It was known as the elephant route due to its natural use by migrating pachyderms each year.”

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