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wild boar

a wild Old World swine, Sus scrofa, from which most of the domestic hogs are believed to be derived.
Origin of wild boar
1475-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We can't even get rid of the wild boar populations riddling our country.
  • The wild boar forgot his rage, the stag his swiftness, the bears no longer attacked the herds.
  • He will become a wild boar or a fierce tiger, a scaly dragon or lion with yellow mane.
  • The strength of the wild boar serves him not, nor his swiftness the stag.
  • These days, hunters bring in mostly deer and wild boar, the animals stored in a cavernous freezer downstairs.
  • The park is home to many species of bird, wild boar, genet and dormice.
  • Share a selection of small plates or feast on a seafood stew, braised wild boar or filet mignon.
  • The tapas-filled menu offers such fare as wild boar short ribs, roasted cauliflower and various bruschetta.
  • For the more adventurous, it even offers wild boar on the menu.
  • Look for swordfish carpaccio, chestnut flour tagliatelle with sausage and wild fennel and stuffed wild boar.
British Dictionary definitions for wild boar

wild boar

a wild pig, Sus scrofa, of parts of Europe and central Asia, having a pale grey to black coat, thin legs, a narrow body, and prominent tusks
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