warthog

[wawrt-hawg, -hog]
noun
an African wild swine, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, having large tusks and warty protuberances on the face.

Origin:
1830–40; wart + hog

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warthog (ˈwɔːthɒɡ)
 
n
a wild pig, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, of southern and E Africa, having heavy tusks, wartlike protuberances on the face, and a mane of coarse hair

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Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of such nighttime animals as the warthog, leopard, and raccoon.
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