river horse


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river horse


[Translation of Greek hippopotamos; see hippopotamus.]

river horse

n
(Animals) an informal name for the hippopotamus

riv′er horse`


n.
a hippopotamus.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.river horse - massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africariver horse - massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
genus Hippopotamus - type genus of the Hippopotamidae
Translations

river horse

n (fam) → ippopotamo
References in classic literature ?
The river horse, which lives only on grass and branches of trees, is satisfied with killing the men, but the crocodile being more voracious, feeds upon the carcases.
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