eohippus

(redirected from eohippuses)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to eohippuses: Daedal

e·o·hip·pus

 (ē′ō-hĭp′əs)
n.
A hyracotherium.

[New Latin Ēōhippus, former genus name : eo- + Greek hippos, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

eohippus

(ˌiːəʊˈhɪpəs)
n, pl -puses
(Palaeontology) the earliest horse: an extinct Eocene dog-sized animal of the genus with four-toed forelegs, three-toed hindlegs, and teeth specialized for browsing
[C19: New Latin, from eo- + Greek hippos horse]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

e•o•hip•pus

(ˌi oʊˈhɪp əs)

n.
an extinct small horse of the North American Eocene, genus Hyracotherium (Eohippus), having four hoofed toes on the forefeet and three on the hind feet.
[1875–80; < New Latin, =eo- eo- + Greek híppos horse]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·o·hip·pus

(ē′ō-hĭp′əs)
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eohippus - earliest horseeohippus - earliest horse; extinct primitive dog-sized four-toed Eocene animal
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
genus Hyracotherium, Hyracotherium - extinct horse genus; formerly called eohippus
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.