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


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