Meaning of “hippopotamus” in the English Dictionary

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"hippopotamus" in British English

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hippopotamusnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌhɪp.əˈpɒt.ə.məs/ us /ˌhɪp.əˈpɑː.t̬ə.məs/ plural hippopotamuses or hippopotami informal hippo, /ˈhɪp.əʊ/ /ˈhɪp.oʊ/

(Definition of “hippopotamus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hippopotamus" in American English

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hippopotamusnoun [ C ]

us /ˌhɪp·əˈpɑt̬·ə·məs/ short form hippo, /ˈhɪp·oʊ/

a large, dark gray animal of Africa that lives in or near rivers and that has a big head, short legs, and thick skin

(Definition of “hippopotamus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)