Definition of Hippo

1. Noun. An ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria.

Exact synonyms: Hippo Regius
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Algeria, Algerie, Democratic And Popular Republic Of Algeria

2. Noun. Massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa.

Definition of Hippo

1. Noun. Short form of hippopotamus. ¹

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Definition of Hippo

1. a hippopotamus [n -POS] - See also: hippopotamus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hippo

hippo (current term)
hippo flies
hippo fly
hippocampal commissure
hippocampal fissure
hippocampal sclerosis

Literary usage of Hippo

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"3, Work as Bishop: The more widely known Augustine became, the more Valerius, the bishop of hippo, was afraid of losing him on the first vacancy of some ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The Protestant critics, Dorner, Bindemann, Böhringer and especially Reuter, loudly proclaim, and sometimes even exaggerate, this rôle of the Doctor of hippo ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"hippo Regius, where he was immediately besieged by an enemy who considered ... The maritime colony of hippo,"about two hundred miles westward of Carthage, ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"(hippo, and ¡urpo?, 'a physician.') A farrier. A horse doctor. A horse leech. Used also for one who treats the diseases of other domestic animals ..."

5. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"AUGUSTINE OF hippo Fourchambault—He's fast, a gambler, worn out by dissipation. ... AUGUSTINE OF hippo (354-430) BY SAMUEL HART |T. AUGUSTINE of hippo ..."

6. Genseric, King of the Vandals and First Prussian Kaiser by Poultney Bigelow (1918)
"Genseric was checked at hippo, William II. at the Marne. hippo is but two hundred miles from Carthage, but one thousand from Tangiers — and the rapidity of ..."

7. The Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science: Consisting of Original (1851)
"IT is singular that the word " hippo," which in this country is used almost ... said I, " we call it hippo in Ireland." This circumstance was lately brought ..."

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