warthog

[ wawrt-hawg, -hog ]
/ ˈwɔrtˌhɔg, -ˌhɒg /

noun

an African wild swine, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, having large tusks and warty protuberances on the face.

Nearby words

  1. wart cress,
  2. wart snake,
  3. warta,
  4. wartburg,
  5. warthin's tumor,
  6. wartime,
  7. warton,
  8. warts and all,
  9. warty,
  10. warty dyskeratoma

Origin of warthog

First recorded in 1830–40; wart + hog

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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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