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long pig

noun
1.
(among the Maori and Polynesian peoples) human flesh as food for cannibals.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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Examples for long pig
  • Recently, the sixth graders had their final lab of the year, in which they focused on dissecting a three-foot-long pig.
  • We've got a long pig-iron poniard with a fingerprint-proof handle made of tightly wrapped string.
British Dictionary definitions for long pig

long pig

noun
1.
(obsolete) human flesh eaten by cannibals
Word Origin
translation of a Māori and Polynesian term
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