Definition of hippo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhɪpəʊ

noun (plural same or hippos)

  • informal term for hippopotamus.
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    • Leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos and polar bears are being killed in unprecedented numbers.
    • Like elephants, hippos and bushpigs, porcupines are nocturnal crop raiders.
    • The themed area, which spans ten acres, is home to the zoo's most recent arrivals - three hippos, two white rhinos and three giraffes.

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