hipparion

noun hip·par·i·on \hiˈpa(a)rēˌän, -ēən\

Definition of hipparion

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of extinct Miocene and Pliocene three-toes mammals related to but not now considered direct ancestors of the horse

  2. 2 plural -s :  any animal or fossil of the genus Hipparion

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Origin and Etymology of hipparion

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


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