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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa.

Usage examples (37)
  • One day, a chair broke. Dr. Sauter hit the floor like a hippopotamus heading for water.
  • Q: What do you call a hippopotamus who rides a train?
  • Kirsten Anderson says that this baby pygmy hippopotamus is "ridiculously cute."
  • When the Greeks first saw a huge animal in Egypt, they called it hippopotamus, the Greek word for ` water horse. ' for more
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