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See definition of hippopotamus on Dictionary.com
  • as inpachyderm
  • as inungulate

synonyms for hippopotamus

  • elephant
  • mammoth
  • mastodon
  • rhinoceros
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How to use hippopotamus in a sentence

Similar trampling features can be seen today around Australian billabongs, or waterholes in Africa where the largest plant-eaters, such as elephants and hippopotamuses, trample mud into a hard layer.
LIZARD OF OZ: AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST DINOSAUR DISCOVEREDSCOTT HOCKNULL AND ROCHELLE LAWRENCE, THE CONVERSATIONJUNE 7, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
In the case of the hippopotamus, they cut channels through the mud to navigate between precious water and food sources.
LIZARD OF OZ: AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST DINOSAUR DISCOVEREDSCOTT HOCKNULL AND ROCHELLE LAWRENCE, THE CONVERSATIONJUNE 7, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
It was a hippopotamus which had been standing on the river-brink within six yards of the muzzle of his gun.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He aimed at the yawning hippopotamus and fired, hitting it on the skull, but at such an angle that the ball glanced off.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He was as successful as he was brave, and he had the great good luck to meet a tiger, a young hippopotamus, and a boa constrictor.
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
It was voted by acclamation, that Hippopotamus was agreeable to the company.
GRACE HARLOWE'S PLEBE YEAR AT HIGH SCHOOLJESSIE GRAHAM FLOWER
Let's play I'm a hippopotamus, and you're a little yellow chicken, and I'm trying to catch you and eat you up.
MARJORIE'S BUSY DAYSCAROLYN WELLS
And there that human hippopotamus stood jumping up and down while he mashed me into the mud like a mole under a pile-driver.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
It is, in fact, very similar in many of its habits to the great hippopotamus of Africa, but is not quite so large.
MARTIN RATTLERR.M. BALLANTYNE
The jelly made from the feet is also much prized, while the best kind of whips (jamboks) are those of hippopotamus hide.
THE VEE-BOERSMAYNE REID
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HIPPOPOTAMUS

  • elephant
  • hippopotamus
  • mammoth
  • mastodon
  • rhinoceros
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.