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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of various large herbivorous four-toed chiefly aquatic mammals of the order Artiodactyla with an extremely large head and mouth, bare and very thick skin, and short legs. (plural)

Usage examples (36)
  • The river up which they paddled abounds in hippopotami.
  • We saw three hippopotami close to another of these islands.
  • It becomes much larger, and contains hippopotami, lower down.
  • The hippopotami never made a mistake, but got out of our way. for more
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