hippopotami hippopotami

Definition(s):

  • (n) massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa

Usage(s):

  1. Alligators, hippopotami and petrels all have muscle valves which close their nostrils when they enter water.
  2. The Four Feathersa romance of war in the Sudan notable for its hippopotami tumbling by dozens down a river bank.

News

  • Libya calls for EU help to tackle illegal immigrants

    At the end of the Libyan civil war two years ago, Ben Suleiman's militia brigade moved from fighting pro-Gaddafi forces to looking after more than 200 species of animal, including lions, crocodiles and hippopotami, in Tripoli's zoo.
    on October 14, 2013     Source: IRIN

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