noun, plural hip·po·pot·a·mus·es, hip·po·pot·a·mi [hip-uh-pot-uh-mahy] /ˌhɪp əˈpɒt əˌmaɪ/.
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Origin of hippopotamus
OTHER WORDS FROM hippopotamuship·po·po·tam·ic [hip-uh-puh-tam-ik] /ˌhɪp ə pəˈtæm ɪk/, hip·po·po·ta·mi·an [hip-uh-puh-tey-mee-uh n] /ˌhɪp ə pəˈteɪ mi ən/, adjective
Words nearby hippopotamus
Example sentences from the Web for hippopotami
As usual with hippopotami, whether dead or alive, he disappeared beneath the water at the shot.In the Heart of Africa|Samuel White Baker
On the last occasion that I visited him he was preparing for a hunt against the hippopotami, which were in a lake near his kraal.The White Chief of the Caffres|A.W. Drayson
One of the opposition shows was making a great feature of a pair of hippopotami, or river horses, from the Nile.Sawdust & Spangles|W. C. Coup
Then Caliph, the patriarch of all the hippopotami, joined his voice to that of the old lion.Two in a Zoo|Curtis Dunham
This lake is probably several miles in length, and swarms with hippopotami and crocodiles.How I Found Livingstone|Henry M. Stanley