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wild boar

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  1. a wild Old World swine, Sus scrofa, from which most of the domestic hogs are believed to be derived.

Origin of wild boar

First recorded in 1475–85
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Historical Examples

  • The two chief game-animals of the Coto Doana are the red deer and the wild-boar.

    Unexplored Spain

    Abel Chapman

  • There are neither deer of any kind—red, roe, or fallow—nor wild-boar.

    Unexplored Spain

    Abel Chapman

  • "It's a wild-boar," declared Michael in a tone of astonished interest.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1

    Compton Mackenzie

  • It is unsafe to wound the wild-boar, unless the wound be mortal.

  • Let any one compare the wild-boar with any improved breed, and he will see how effectually the legs have been shortened.

British Dictionary definitions for wild boar

wild boar

  1. a wild pig, Sus scrofa, of parts of Europe and central Asia, having a pale grey to black coat, thin legs, a narrow body, and prominent tusks
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