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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek, from hippos 'horse' + potamos 'river'

hippopotamus

noun
     
hippopotamus
Related topics: Animals
hip‧po‧pot‧a‧mus plural hippopotamuses or hippopotami [countable]
HBA a large grey African animal with a big head and mouth that lives near water [↪ rhinoceros]

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