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

Definition of hipparion

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

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History and Etymology for hipparion

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

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“Hipparion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hipparion. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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