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Definition of hippopotamus:

  1. A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal ( amphibius), common in the rivers of 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.

Synonyms:

chimp, aardvark, chimpanzee, gorilla, river horse, bush baby, Hippopotamus amphibius, hippo.

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