Definitions for pachydermˈpæk ɪˌdɜrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pach•y•dermˈpæk ɪˌdɜrm(n.)

  1. any large, thick-skinned, hoofed mammal, as the elephant, hippopotamus, and rhinoceros.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of pachyderm:

1830–40; < NL Pachyderma, assumed sing. of Pachydermata (pl.) obs. order name < Gk pachý(s) thick +dérma skin



Princeton's WordNet

  1. pachyderm(noun)

    any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus


  1. pachyderm(Noun)

    Someone (or something) with thick skin. It is used for animals such as an elephant or a hippopotamus.

  2. pachyderm(Noun)

    A member of the obsolete taxonomic group Pachydermata, grouping of thick-skinned, hoofed animals such as the rhinoceros, hippopotamus, elephant, pig and horse.

  3. pachyderm(Noun)

    An elephant

  4. pachyderm(Noun)

    A person that is not affected by (does not care about) what others say about him or her.

  5. pachyderm(Noun)

    Someone who is insensitive.

  6. Origin: pachy- + derma, from (pachydermos), from (pachys), (thick) + (derma), skin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pachyderm(noun)

    one of the Pachydermata


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