wild boar
noun Date: 13th century an Old World wild hog (Sus scrofa) from which most domestic swine have been derived

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  • Wild boar — Boar redirects here. For other uses, see Boar (disambiguation). Wild pig redirects here. For other uses, see Wild pig (disambiguation). For the German World War II Wild Boar night fighter tactic, see Wilde Sau. Wild Boar Temporal range: Early… …   Wikipedia

  • Wild boar — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild boar — noun count a wild pig a. uncount the meat of a wild boar …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wild boar — n a large wild pig with long hair …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wild boar — wild′ boar′ n. mam a wild Old World swine, Sus scrofa, the ancestor of domestic breeds of hogs • Etymology: 1475–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • wild boar — n. a hog (Sus scrofa) living wild in Europe, Africa, and Asia, from which domestic hogs were derived …   English World dictionary

  • wild boar — noun Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States • Syn: ↑boar, ↑Sus scrofa • Hypernyms: ↑swine • Member Holonyms: ↑Sus, ↑genus Sus …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild boar — UK / US noun Word forms wild boar : singular wild boar plural wild boars or wild boar a) [countable] a wild pig b) [uncountable] the meat of a wild pig …   English dictionary

  • wild boar — šernas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Sus scrofa angl. European wild boar; European wild hog; wild boar; wild hog; wild pig vok. wildes Schwein; Wildschwein rus. дикая свинья; кабан pranc. sanglier;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • wild boar — N COUNT (The plural can be either wild boar or wild boars.) A wild boar is a large fierce pig which has two long curved teeth and a hairy body, and lives in forests …   English dictionary

  • wild boar — a wild Old World swine, Sus scrofa, from which most of the domestic hogs are believed to be derived. [1475 85] * * * also called  Wild Pig,         any of the wild members of the pig species Sus scrofa (family Suidae, order Artiodactyla), the… …   Universalium

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