from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very large extinct land mammal (Indricotherium transouralicum) of the Oligocene and Miocene epochs, related to the rhinoceros and characterized by a long neck. It is thought to be the largest and heaviest land mammal, with an estimated height up to 5.2 meters (17 feet) and weight up to 15,750 kilograms (35,000 pounds).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a group of extinct mammals, of the genus Indricotherium, from the Oligocene and Miocene epochs


New Latin Indricothērium, genus name : Russian indrik, fabulous beast in Russian folklore (probably from alteration of Old Russian inŭrogŭ, unicorn : inŭ, one; + rogŭ, horn) + Greek thērion, wild beast; see treacle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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