from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as pachyderm.
  • In botany, thick-coated: applied sometimes to a thick-walled capsule of mosses.

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  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of pachyderms


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  • It was impossible to score an advantage over his stolid strength and pachydermous insensibility.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine 1912

  • Ab Maddock, big, impudent, and pachydermous, it took Dugald Robertson, the minister's son, just half an hour's hard fighting to extract

    The Doctor : a Tale of the Rockies Ralph Connor 1898

  • Then the pachydermous one enters into the other’s heaven, probably with the resolution already formed of ousting that unhappy angel.

    The Prime Minister 1876


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