Hippopotamus

Definition of Hippopotamus

Hip`po`pot´a`mus
n.1.(Zool.) A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius), common in the rivers of tropical Africa. It is allied to the hogs, and has a very thick, naked skin, a thick and square head, a very large muzzle, small eyes and ears, thick and heavy body, and short legs. It is supposed to be the behemoth of the Bible. Called also zeekoe, and river horse. A smaller species (Hippopotamus Liberiencis) inhabits Western Africa.

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artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate, genus Hippopotamus, hippo, Hippopotamus amphibius, river horse
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