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Definitions of pachyderm:

part of speech: noun

One of an order of non- ruminant, hoofed mammals, distinguished for the thickness of their skin, as the elephant:- pl. PACHYDERMS or PACHYDERMATA.

part of speech: noun

Formerly, one of a group of thick- skinned animals such as the elephant, rhinoceros, etc.

Usage examples for pachyderm:

  • " It is a pachyderm consequently, a relation of the pig," answered my friend. "Adventures of a Young Naturalist", Lucien Biart
  • To Sir John Pachyderm "Gryll Grange", Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  • I'm the pachyderm of the family. "The Twilight of the Souls", Louis Couperus
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