Definition of Hippopotamus. Meaning of Hippopotamus. Synonyms of Hippopotamus

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Definition of Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus Hip`po*pot"a*mus, n.; pl. E. Hippopotamuses, L. Hippopotami. [L., from Gr.?; "i`ppos horse + ? river. Cf. Equine.] (Zo["o]l.) A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius), common in the rivers of Africa. It is allied to the hogs, and has a very thick, naked skin, a thick and square head, a very large muzzle, small eyes and ears, thick and heavy body, and short legs. It is supposed to be the behemoth of the Bible. Called also zeekoe, and river horse. A smaller species (H. Liberiencis) inhabits Western Africa.

Meaning of Hippopotamus from wikipedia

- The common hippopotamus (/ˌhɪpəˈpɒtəməs/ HIP-ə-POT-ə-məs; Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous, semiaquatic mammal and ungulate...
- The pygmy hippopotamus (C****opsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis) is a small hippopotamid which is native to the forests and swamps of West Africa...
- Several species of Malagasy hippopotamus (also known as Malagasy dwarf hippopotamus, Malagasy pygmy hippopotamus or Madagascan instead of Malagasy) lived...
- The Hippopotamus (1994) is a comic novel by Stephen Fry. Written in part as an epistolary novel, it is largely narrated by the main character Edward "Ted"...
- A Hippopotamus is a large, mostly herbivorous African mammal. Hippopotamus may also refer to: Hippopotamus (genus) Hippopotamus (album), a 2017 album...
- Hippopotamus amphibius, hippopotamusHippopotamus antiquusHippopotamus behemothHippopotamus creutzburgi, Cretan dwarf hippopotamusHippopotamus...
- "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" is a Christmas novelty song written by John Rox (1902–1957) and performed by ****la Peevey (10 years old at the time)...
- the family Hippopotamidae; for the main article on hippos, see Hippopotamus Hippopotamuses are stout, naked-skinned, and amphibious artiodactyl mammals...
- Hippopotamus is a chain of grill restaurants primarily located in France, with a hippopotamus as its logo, owned by Groupe Flo. It is open daily from...
- Hippopotamus antiquus, sometimes called the European hippopotamus, was a species of hippopotamus that ranged across Europe, becoming extinct some time...
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