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Meaning of HIPPOPOTAMUS

Pronunciation:  `hipu'pâtumus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
 

HIPPOPOTAMUS is a 12 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: hippo, Hippopotamus amphibius, river horse
 
 See Also: artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate, genus Hippopotamus

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.



 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a hippopotamus in your dream, symbolizes your hidden strengths. You have more influence and power than you realize.
 

 

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