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  • massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
  • an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria ,
  • massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa

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Hippo Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, from the ancient Greek for "river horse" (Ιπποπόταμος), is a large mammal in Africa that usually eats plants. It is one of the only two species in the family Hippopotamidae that are still alive. The other is the Pygmy Hippopotamus. The hippopotamus is the third largest land animal (the elephant is the largest, and the white rhinoceros is the second largest). It is also the heaviest artiodactyl, even though it is much shorter than the giraffe.

The hippopotamus is semi-aquatic. This means that even though it usually lives on the land, it spends a great amount of time in rivers and lakes where males lead groups of 5 to 30 females and young. In the daytime, they keep cool by staying in the water or mud. They give birth to baby hippos in the water, too. At dusk, they come out to graze on grass. Hippopotamuses rest together in the water, but they like to graze by themselves.


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