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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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  • The acorns attract the wild-boar, which have increased in a very remarkable manner in this locality.

    Round About the Carpathians Andrew F. Crosse
  • "It's a wild-boar," declared Michael in a tone of astonished interest.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
  • And then you have yourself saved him from the tusks of the wild-boar—a death worthy of a swine-eater!

  • It is unsafe to wound the wild-boar, unless the wound be mortal.

  • The next dish was wild-boar's head stuffed with celery and truffles, and flanked with cold jelly.

    Tales From Jkai Mr Jkai
  • I feel so weak just now that I could not carry a lamb on my back—I who can otherwise raise a wild-boar.

    The Poniard's Hilt Eugne Sue
  • Now here is my proposition: You know that a wild-boar hunt is to take place to-morrow in the Mares woods.

    Gerfaut, Complete Charles de Bernard
  • Besides deer, it is quite usual that wild-boar, as well as lynxes and other minor animals, come forward on these drives.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • I was told that twenty years ago there were no wild-boar in these forests, while now there are hundreds.

    Round About the Carpathians Andrew F. Crosse
  • They brought the Spaniards as many deer and wild-boar, slain with their arrows, as the latter desired.

    De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2) Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
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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