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  • noun poetic hippopotamus

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  • noun massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa

Etymologies

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[Translation of Greek hippopotamos; see hippopotamus.]

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Calque of hippopotamus, from Ancient Greek ἱπποπόταμος (hippopotamos), from ἵππος (hippos, "horse") + ποταμός (potamos, "river").

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