hipparion

noun

hip·​par·​i·​on
hiˈpa(a)rēˌän,
-ēən
1
capitalized : a genus of extinct Miocene and Pliocene three-toes mammals related to but not now considered direct ancestors of the horse
2
plural -s : any animal or fossil of the genus Hipparion

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek, pony, diminutive of hippos horse

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“Hipparion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hipparion. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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