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sea hog

  1. a porpoise.
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Origin of sea hog

First recorded in 1570–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of sea hog

  • The porpoise is the sea-pig; he is the porc-poisson, the porc-pois, or sea-hog.

    Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art

    John Vinycomb

  • The true porpoise, or sea-hog, is much more widely distributed.