from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See hippopotamus.
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- n. hippopotamus
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the hippopotamus.
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- n. massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
Translation of Greek hippopotamos; see hippopotamus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Calque of hippopotamus, from Ancient Greek ἱπποπόταμος (hippopotamos), from ἵππος (hippos, "horse") + ποταμός (potamos, "river"). (Wiktionary)
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