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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