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warthog

[ wawrt-hawg, -hog ]
/ ˈwɔrtˌhɔg, -ˌhɒg /
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noun
an African wild swine, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, having large tusks and warty protuberances on the face.

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Origin of warthog

First recorded in 1830–40; wart + hog
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British Dictionary definitions for warthog

warthog
/ (ˈwɔːthɒɡ) /

noun
a wild pig, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, of southern and E Africa, having heavy tusks, wartlike protuberances on the face, and a mane of coarse hair
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