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synonyms for pachyderm

  • elephant
  • hippopotamus
  • mammoth
  • mastodon
  • rhinoceros
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How to use pachyderm in a sentence

In the mid-19th century, the British anatomist Richard Owen modeled dinosaurs on pachyderms such as the elephant, whereas early American paleontologists looked to the kangaroo as an anatomical guide.
HOW TYCOONS CREATED THE DINOSAUR - ISSUE 107: THE EDGELUKAS RIEPPELOCTOBER 20, 2021NAUTILUS
Other than aquatic animals, he notes, few creatures other than pachyderms suck up food using something other than simple lung power.
ENGINEERS SURPRISED BY THE POWER OF AN ELEPHANT’S TRUNKSID PERKINSJUNE 23, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Whether or not it’s possible to teach an old elephant new tricks, a 34-year-old pachyderm at Zoo Atlanta has recently taught researchers a thing or two about how elephants suck up food and water with their trunks.
NEWLY RECOGNIZED TRICKS HELP ELEPHANTS SUCK UP HUGE AMOUNTS OF WATERSID PERKINSJUNE 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
O’Connell’s studies of the elephants at Etosha National Park in Namibia have spanned 30 years and make for delightful pachyderm stories, while at the same time a strength of the book is the variety of animals she includes.
IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, RITUALS THAT CONNECT, RENEW AND HEALBARBARA KINGJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Occasionally he paused at the clink clink of the elephant irons or at the "whuff" as the uneasy pachyderm poured dust on his head.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
They were passing on silent as spectres, the tread of the ponderous pachyderm being noiseless as that of a cat.
THE VEE-BOERSMAYNE REID
In the first place, it is evident that we may dismiss from our minds the idea that the Behemoth was an extinct pachyderm.
BIBLE ANIMALS;J. G. WOOD
He had friends—yes, and they held him high—but seeming and report held him pachyderm, and they trod upon his heart.
STEPSONS OF LIGHTEUGENE MANLOVE RHODES
Their puny pen pricks have about the same effect as mosquito bites on the pachyderm.
THE LION AND THE MOUSECHARLES KLEIN
Perhaps that faithful pachyderm decided to die with her master embraced in her trunk.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PACHYDERM

  • boar
  • mammoth
  • mastodon
  • pachyderm
  • tusker
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.