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(n.) A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius), common in the rivers of 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 (H. Liberiencis) inhabits Western Africa.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Hippopotamus'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​h/hippopotamus.html. 1828.
 
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