[hip-uh-pot-uh-muh s] /ˌhɪp əˈpɒt ə məs/
noun, plural hippopotamuses, hippopotami
[hip-uh-pot-uh-mahy] /ˌhɪp əˈpɒt əˌmaɪ/ (Show IPA)
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.
noun (pl) -muses, -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
a very large massive gregarious artiodactyl mammal, Hippopotamus amphibius, living in or around the rivers of tropical Africa: family Hippopotamidae. It has short legs and a thick skin sparsely covered with hair
pigmy hippopotamus, a related but smaller animal, Choeropsis liberiensis
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.
Ypotamos comen flyngynge. … Grete bestes and griselich [“Kyng Alisaunder,” c.1300]
noun fear of long words
[hip-oh ree-jee-uh s] /ˈhɪp oʊ ˈri dʒi əs/ noun 1. a seaport of ancient Numidia: St. Augustine was bishop here a.d. 395–430; the site of modern Annaba, in Algeria. /ˈhɪpəʊ ˈriːdʒɪəs/ noun 1. an ancient Numidian city, adjoining present-day Annaba, Algeria Often shortened to Hippo
[hip-oh zuh-rahy-tuh s] /ˈhɪp oʊ zəˈraɪ təs/ noun 1. ancient name of .
- Hippuric acid
/hɪˈpjʊərɪk/ noun 1. a crystalline solid excreted in the urine of mammals. Formula: C9H9NO3