noun (pl=hippopotamuses, pl2=hippopotami)
- A large, plant-eating African mammal that spends most of the day living in water. (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Etymology: and Latin, hippopotamus from hippopotamos alternatively hippos potamios ("riverine horse") from á + .
- Dutch: nijlpaard
- French: hippopotame
- German: Flusspferd , Nilpferd
- Italian: ippopotamo
- Spanish: hipopótamo
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