But what's the real answer? So I looked up the word unicorn in Noah Webster's 1828 dictionary and it said that this name is often applied to the rhinoceros. It said absolutely nothing about a horse. So then I looked up the word unicorn in the Webster's New World dictionary and it said it was a mythical horselike animal.
What a difference in definitions!
Then I looked up rhinoceros in the 1828 dictionary and it said that unicorn was the name of the one horned species of the rhinoceros, and bicornis was the name of the two horned species.
Then I found out that the scientific name of the Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros is Rhinoceros unicornis. Then I found out that Diceros bicornis is the scientific name of a two horned rhinoceros called the black rhinoceros.
Then I found out that there is a book online called "The Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One Horned Rhinoceros" by Eric Dinerstein.
Then I found out that there is an extinct one-horned rhinoceros called Elasmotherium Sibiricum which scientists today call The Giant Unicorn according to this website:
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