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hippopotamus

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌhɪpəˈpɒtəməs/ (plural hippopotamuses, hippopotami)
a very large animal with a thick skin that lives near water in parts of AfricaWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals
(Definition of hippopotamus from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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