from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hippopotamus.
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- n. Short form of hippopotamus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as hippopotamus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hypo.
- n. A colloquial abbreviation of hippopotamus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria
- n. massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
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The hippo is gently herded around and then into one of the rings.
COOPER: All right, I never thought I'd hear the word hippo mucus, but ...
At first I thought this resembled a "hippo" - but the ears aren't right for a hippo they have little rounded upright ears - this animal has floppy ears.
- Kills the "hippo" - highest paid person opinion - noise that the old systems have
short answer in Greek hippo = horse in English hippo = fat African Marsh herbovoire e.g. hippo
The kids tell me that the supervising adults are not attuned or even paying attention to those moments when they are rejected from a lunch table, being called a hippo in the hallway, or even when they eat their lunch in the bathroom in order to avoid being seen eating alone in the lunch room.
The hippo was a disaster waiting to happen and Thwacker wanted him dead.
Peter the guide beguiled us with well-rehearsed stories about how the hippo is the deadliest of all the jungle beasts, how to stand if a hyena attacks, and which snakes and spiders would kill you instantly and which take a while.
An 8 year old girl was standing there not knowing what this hippo was all about.
His hippo is a rounded benign little fellow, all chubby cheeks and worried eyes.