water hog
Capybara Ca`py*ba"ra, n. [Sp. capibara, fr. the native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A large South American rodent ({Hydroch[ae]rus capybara}) Living on the margins of lakes and rivers. It is the largest extant rodent, being about three feet long, and half that in height. It somewhat resembles the Guinea pig, to which it is related; -- called also {cabiai} and {water hog}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Water hog — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water hog — Wa ter hog (Zo[ o]l.) The capybara. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water hog — A water hog is a machine that removes water from sports grounds. The water hog was invented by Hugh McLaughlin. [ [http://www.independent.ie/unsorted/migration/hugh mclaughlin 125435.html Hugh McLaughlin ] , Joseph O Malley, Irish Independent,… …   Wikipedia

  • water hog — Bush Bush (b[.u]sh), n. [OE. bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk; akin to D. bosch, OHG. busc, G. busch, Icel. b[=u]skr, b[=u]ski, Dan. busk, Sw. buske, and also to LL. boscus, buscus, Pr. bosc, It. bosco, Sp. & Pg. bosque, F. bois, OF. bos. Whether …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water hog — noun 1. : capybara 2. : bushpig * * * water hog, = capybara. (Cf. ↑capybara) …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-hog — n. Capibara, cabiai (Hydrochaerus capybara) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • water-hog —    See cry baby …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • African water hog — krūmyninė kiaulė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Potamochoerus porcus angl. African river hog; African water hog; bush pig; Red River hog vok. Buschschwein; Pinselohrschwein; Pinselschwein rus.… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Hog — (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog caterpillar — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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