dawn horse
eohippus eo*hip"pus ([=e]`[-o]*h[i^]p"p[u^]s), n. [Gr. 'hw`s dawn + "ipposhorse.] an extinct primitive dog-sized 4-toed Eocene mammal, the earliest horse known in the line of descent of the modern horse. It is classed in the extinct genus {Hydracotherium}. Called also {dawn horse}.

Syn: dawn horse. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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