hippopotamus hippopotamus  /ˌhɪ pə ˈpɑ tə məs/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy.
  2. Months later, a twin wind, the Kusi, would carry the boats homeward, holds laden with ivory, tortoiseshell, hippopotamus teeth and slaves.
  3. Friendly, the hippopotamus is reported to have lost his temper only once, when natives threw stones at him, causing him to charge them, injuring two.

News

  • Zoo home to new baby hippo

    The Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo welcomed a new addition to their park Saturday, a baby hippopotamus born in Poland.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The News-Star

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Quotes

  • "Frankly, I couldn't be more astonished that this guy was involved in something like this than if you came riding through my apartment on a hippopotamus," says Dan Rather, who traveled to many world hot spots with him.
    on Oct 3, 2009 By: Dan Rather Source: Newser

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