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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hip·po·pot·a·mus /ˌhɪpəˈpɑtəməs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hip·po·pot·a·mus n.; pl. E. Hippopotamuses L. Hippopotami   Zool. A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius), common in the rivers of tropical Africa. It is allied to the hogs, and has a very thick, naked skin, a thick and square head, a very large muzzle, small eyes and ears, thick and heavy body, and short legs. It is supposed to be the behemoth of the Bible. Called also zeekoe, and river horse.  A smaller species (Hippopotamus Liberiencis) inhabits Western Africa.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around
          rivers of tropical Africa [syn: hippo, river horse, Hippopotamus
      [also: hippopotami (pl)]