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hamster Tweet Definition of hamster Like Definition of hamster on Facebook
noun
  1. A small, short-tailed European rodent, Cricetus frumentarius, often kept as a pet. It is remarkable for having a pouch on each side of the jaw, under the skin, and for its migrations.
It is the cutest sight to see a stuff his puffy cheeks with food; where is he going to store it?
  1. (context, zoology) Any of various Old-world rodent species belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae.
hare Tweet Definition of hare Like Definition of hare on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several plant-eating animals of the family Leporidae, especially of the genus Lepus, being usually somewhat larger than a rabbit and with longer ears.
Hart Tweet Definition of Hart Like Definition of Hart on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A surname related to the English word "heart", derived from Germanic origin like Hardt
hedgehog Tweet Definition of hedgehog Like Definition of hedgehog on Facebook
noun
  1. Small mammal characterized by its spiny back and by its habit of rolling itself into a ball when attacked.
  2. The nickname for a type of depth charge weapon that simultaneously fires a number of explosives into the water to create a pattern of underwater explosions intended to attack submerged enemies.
  3. (Australian English) A type of chocolate cake (or slice), somewhat similar to an American brownie.
hind Tweet Definition of hind Like Definition of hind on Facebook
noun
  1. A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.
adjective (hinder, hindmost)
  1. Located at the rear.
hippopotamus Tweet Definition of hippopotamus Like Definition of hippopotamus on Facebook
noun (pl=hippopotamuses, pl2=hippopotami)
  1. A large, plant-eating African mammal that spends most of the day living in water. (Hippopotamus amphibius)
hog Tweet Definition of hog Like Definition of hog on Facebook
noun
  1. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the wart hog, and the boar.
  2. A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
  3. (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a w:Harley Davidson, Harley-Davidson.
verb (hogg, ing)
  1. (transitive) To greedily take more than one's share.
Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.
hooded seal Tweet Definition of hooded seal Like Definition of hooded seal on Facebook
noun
  1. An arctic seal, Cystophora christata, notable for the fleshy bulge on its forehead and nose.
horse Tweet Definition of horse Like Definition of horse on Facebook
noun
  1. A large hoofed animal (scientific name Equus caballus).
A cowboy's greatest friend is his .
  1. (context, zoology) Any current or extinct animal of the family Equidae, including the zebra or the ass.
These bone features, distinctive in the zebra, are actually present in all horses.
  1. (uncountable) cavalry, Cavalry soldiers.
We should place two units of and one of foot on this side of the field.
  1. In gymnastics, a piece of equipment with a body on two or four legs, approximately four feet high with two handles on top.
She's scored very highly with the parallel bars, let's see how she does with the .
  1. (context, chess, rare) A knight.
Now just remind me how the moves again?
  1. (slang) heroin, Heroin.
Alright, mate, got any ?
  1. (context, slang, pejorative) A Tongan.
house mouse Tweet Definition of house mouse Like Definition of house mouse on Facebook
noun
  1. A mouse of the species Mus musculus.
howler Tweet Definition of howler Like Definition of howler on Facebook
noun
  1. A painfully obvious mistake in the plot of a movie or book.
hyaena Tweet Definition of hyaena Like Definition of hyaena on Facebook
noun (s, pl2=hyaena)
  1. (alternative spelling of, hyena)
hyena Tweet Definition of hyena Like Definition of hyena on Facebook
noun (pl2=hyena)
  1. A large carnivore of the family Hyaenidae, similar in appearance to a dog and native to Africa and Asia, best known for the sound resembling laughter that it makes when excited.
hyrax Tweet Definition of hyrax Like Definition of hyrax on Facebook
noun (hyraxes, pl2=hyraces)
  1. any of several small, ungulate herbivorous mammals, of the order Hyracoidea, with a bulky frame and fanglike incisors; they are native to Africa and the Middle East.

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