bush pig

  1. a wild swine, Potamochaerus porcus, of southern and eastern Africa, having white facial markings.

Origin of bush pig

First recorded in 1830–40

Words Nearby bush pig

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How to use bush pig in a sentence

  • For a moment I took him for a lion, but on reflection I was inclined to think him a very large bush-pig.

    Prester John | John Buchan
  • Both the bush-pig and the wart-hog are plentiful in the bush veld, and on the slopes of the eastern mountains.

    The African Colony | John Buchan

British Dictionary definitions for bushpig


/ (ˈbʊʃˌpɪɡ) /

  1. a wild pig, Potamochoerus porcus, inhabiting forests in tropical Africa and Madagascar. It is brown or black, with pale markings on the face: Also called: boschvark

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