Wart hog
Wart hog Wart" hog` (Zo["o]l.) Either one of two species of large, savage African wild hogs of the genus {Phacoch[oe]rus}. These animals have a pair of large, rough, fleshy tubercles behind the tusks and second pair behind the eyes. The tusks are large and strong, and both pairs curve upward. The body is scantily covered with bristles, but there is long dorsal mane. The South African species ({Phacoch[oe]rus [AE]thiopicus}) is the best known. Called also {vlacke vark}. The second species ({Phacoch[oe]rus [AE]liani}) is native of the coasts of the Red Sea. [1913 Webster]

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  • wart hog — n. a wild African hog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) having a broad, flat face, very large, incurved tusks, and conical warts on the cheeks between the eyes and tusks: also warthog n …   English World dictionary

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