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-uhn], /ˌhɪp ə pəˈteɪ mi ən/, adjective
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Similar trampling features can be seen today around Australian billabongs, or waterholes in Africa where the largest plant-eaters, such as elephants and hippopotamuses, trample mud into a hard layer.
In the case of the hippopotamus, they cut channels through the mud to navigate between precious water and food sources.
This article is excerpted from American Hippopotamus, a recent single from The Atavist.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos|Jon Mooallem|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pygmy hippos are a distinct sub-species to their larger cousins the common hippopotamus.
I'm not the hippopotamus I think I am when I'm comparing myself to Blake Lively.
It was a hippopotamus which had been standing on the river-brink within six yards of the muzzle of his gun.
He aimed at the yawning hippopotamus and fired, hitting it on the skull, but at such an angle that the ball glanced off.
He was as successful as he was brave, and he had the great good luck to meet a tiger, a young hippopotamus, and a boa constrictor.The Animal Story Book|Various
It was voted by acclamation, that Hippopotamus was agreeable to the company.Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School|Jessie Graham Flower
Let's play I'm a hippopotamus, and you're a little yellow chicken, and I'm trying to catch you and eat you up.Marjorie's Busy Days|Carolyn Wells