Definition of hippopotamus :
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.
mammal (part of speech: noun)
fox, hog, camel, cavy, jackal, donkey, lynx, hamster, hare, otter, antelope, wolf, sheep, echidna, rhinoceros, mule, lemming, dog, horse, mongoose, squirrel, raccoon, hyena, dingo, burro, ibex, wallaby, panda, coyote, elephant, caribou, opossum, llama, lion, gazelle, mole, cow, puma, polecat, mouse, arctic fox, cat, ox, zebra, kangaroo, pig, weasel, marmot, giraffe, gopher, porcupine, stag, camelopard, bobcat, ermine, panther, ocelot, deer, chipmunk, bison, alpaca, goat, cheetah, wombat, sable, yak, koala, rabbit, buffalo, swine, stoat, mink, shrew, skunk, cougar, ferret, hedgehog, possum, beaver, gnu, bear, tiger, dromedary, sloth, platypus, moose, chinchilla, jaguar, reindeer, rat, leopard, elk, ass
- That brother of a hippopotamus was easily taken in, and then he made me show him over the house. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- " And I'll sit on you," put in the Hippopotamus. - "Andiron Tales", John Kendrick Bangs.
- If you fancy that we were able to escape from the eyes and the rocking- chairs without further pain, that shows how little you know the Hippopotamus. - "The Lightning Conductor Discovers America", C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson.