Chameleon vs Hippo - What's the difference?

chameleon | hippo |


As nouns the difference between chameleon and hippo

is that chameleon is chameleon while hippo is short form of hippopotamus.

chameleon

Alternative forms

* chamaeleon *

Noun

(en noun)
  • A small to mid-size reptile, of the family Chamaeleonidae , and one of the best known lizard families able to change color and project its long tongue.
  • A person with inconstant behavior; one able to quickly adjust to new circumstances.
  • * 2014 , Michael White, " Roll up, roll up! The Amazing Salmond will show a Scotland you won't believe", The Guardian , 8 September 2014:
  • He is a political chameleon , as charming to business leaders he met privately in Aberdeen on Friday night as he has been inspiring to distressed and desperate Labour defectors in Glasgow and beyond.
  • (physics) A hypothetical scalar particle with a non-linear self-interaction, giving it an effective mass that depends on its environment: the presence of other fields.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Describing something that changes color.
  • The wall was covered with a chameleon paint.

    References

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    hippo

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Short form of hippopotamus.
  • * 2006' "The Eastern Cape village whose dam has been taken over by a '''hippo will decide next week what happens to the animal." ''Weekend Argus 24 June 2006.
  • Derived terms

    *hippo fly