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Pronunciation: (hip"u-pot'u-mus), [key]
pl. -mus•es, -miPronunciation: (-mī"). [key]

a large herbivorous mammal, Hippopotamus amphibius, having a thick hairless body, short legs, and a large head and muzzle, found in and near the rivers, lakes, etc., of Africa, and able to remain under water for a considerable time.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

hippophileHippo Regius
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