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hippopotamus

noun [C]  /ˌhɪp·əˈpɑt̬·ə·məs/ (short form hippo,  /ˈhɪp·oʊ/) us  
a large, dark gray animal of Africa that lives in or near rivers and that has a big head, short legs, and thick skin
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