Definition of hippopotamine in English:

hippopotamine

Pronunciation /ˌhɪpəˈpɒtəmʌɪn/

adjective

  • 1Of, characteristic of, or of the nature of a hippopotamus or hippopotamid.

  • 2Resembling or reminiscent of a hippopotamus or that of a hippopotamus; especially clumsy, awkward, unwieldy; very large or heavy.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle. From hippopotamus + -ine.