Synonyms for hippopotamus

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Just think of the Hippopotamus, the horse or "hippos" that lives in the rivers.

It was as if a dweller in a Harlem flat had been presented with a hippopotamus.

You have never tried to demonstrate to a hypnotic that a table is not a hippopotamus.

It was voted by acclamation, that Hippopotamus was agreeable to the company.

"I don't believe you ever had a $100 bill," growled the Hippopotamus.

Why not ask Farmer Green to shoot off the tail of the hippopotamus?

I've had—call it hippopotamus on the chest this two months, and you'll about hit the mark.

Amongst other spoor, he was pleased to observe that of the hippopotamus.

According to Michael Boyn, the hippopotamus has been found in the rivers of China.

The hide of the hippopotamus is used by the natives for many purposes.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Late Latin hippopotamus, from Greek hippopotamus "riverhorse" (earlier ho hippos ho potamios "the horse of the river"), from hippos "horse" (see equine) + potamos "river, rushing water" (see potamo-). Replaced Middle English ypotame (c.1300), which is from the same source but via Old French. Glossed in Old English as sæhengest.

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