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hippopotamus

noun [C] uk   /ˌhɪp.əˈpɒt.ə.məs/ us    /-ˈpɑː.t̬ə-/ ( plural hippopotamuses or hippopotami ) ( informal hippo /ˈhɪp.əʊ/  /ˈhɪp.oʊ/)
a very large animal with short legs and thick, dark grey skin that lives near water in Africa
Translations of “hippopotamus”
in Korean 하마…
in Arabic فَرَس النَّهر…
in French hippopotame…
in Turkish su aygırı, hipopotam…
in Italian ippopotamo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 河馬…
in Russian гиппопотам…
in Polish hipopotam…
in Spanish hipopótamo…
in Portuguese hipopótamo…
in German das Nilpferd…
in Catalan hipopòtam…
in Japanese カバ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 河马…
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