Part of speech: noun

A large amphibious short legged thick skinned mammal; river horse.

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Usage examples "hippopotamus":

  1. From the resemblance of the maiden to the worker on the hippopotamus, Timokles had no doubt she was his sister. - "Out of the Triangle", Mary E. Bamford.
  2. But let us be thankful that the pink- and- green elephant and the feathered hippopotamus are not also in evidence. - "Fables For The Times", H. W. Phillips.
  3. Let's play I'm a hippopotamus, and you're a little yellow chicken, and I'm trying to catch you and eat you up. - "Marjorie's Busy Days", Carolyn Wells.