hippopotamus

The Correct spelling is: hippopotamus

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How do you spell hippopotamus?. It is not hipopotamus

  • n., pl. -mus·es or -mi (-mÄ«').
    1. A large, chiefly aquatic African herbivorous mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius) having thick, dark, almost hairless skin, short legs with four toes, and a broad, wide-mouthed muzzle. Also called river horse.
    2. The pygmy hippopotamus.

    [Latin, from Greek hippopotamos : hippos, horse + potamos, river.]


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