bush pig


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. bush league,
  2. bush leaguer,
  3. bush lot,
  4. bush oyster,
  5. bush parole,
  6. bush pilot,
  7. bush poppy,
  8. bush road,
  9. bush shirt,
  10. bush shrike

Origin of bush pig

First recorded in 1830–40

Also called boschvark.

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British Dictionary definitions for bushpig

bushpig

/ (ˈbʊʃˌpɪɡ) /

noun

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