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  • piglike — adjective Like a pig. Syn: porcine …   Wiktionary

  • piglike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: pig (I) + like : resembling a pig …   Useful english dictionary

  • aardvark — /ahrd vahrk /, n. a large, nocturnal, burrowing mammal, Orycteropus afer, of central and southern Africa, feeding on ants and termites and having a long, extensile tongue, strong claws, and long ears. [1825 35; < Afrik erdvark < D aardvarken,… …   Universalium

  • artiodactyl — artiodactylous, adj. /ahr tee oh dak til/, adj. 1. Zool. having an even number of toes or digits on each foot. n. 2. a hoofed, even toed mammal of the order Artiodactyla, comprising the pigs, hippopotamuses, camels, deer, giraffes, pronghorns,… …   Universalium

  • bonefish — /bohn fish /, n., pl. bonefishes, (esp. collectively) bonefish. a marine game fish, Albula vulpes, found in shallow tropical waters, having a skeleton composed of numerous small, fine bones. Also called ladyfish. [1725 35, Amer.; BONE1 + FISH] *… …   Universalium

  • peccary — /pek euh ree/, n., pl. peccaries, (esp. collectively) peccary. any of several piglike hoofed mammals of the genus Tayassu, of North and South America, as T. tajacu (collared peccary, or javelina), having a dark gray coat with a white collar.… …   Universalium

  • pig — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English pigge Date: 13th century 1. a. a young domesticated swine not yet sexually mature; broadly a wild or domestic swine b. an animal related to or resembling the pig 2. a. pork …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hedgehog — Taxobox name = HedgehogsMSW3 Hutterer | pages = 212–217] image caption = European Hedgehog regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Erinaceomorpha familia = Erinaceidae subfamilia = Erinaceinae subfamilia authority = G.… …   Wikipedia

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  • Pig dragon — A pig dragon or zhulong (Chinese 猪龍) is a type of jade artifact from neolithic China. Zhulong are zoomorphic forms with a piglike head and elongated limbless body coiled around to the head in the manner of an ouroboros. Early pig dragons are… …   Wikipedia

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