boar


boar

noun \ˈbr\

: a male pig

: a wild pig

Full Definition of BOAR

1
a :  an uncastrated male swine
b :  the male of any of several mammals (as a guinea pig)
2
:  wild boar
boar·ish \-ish\ adjective

Origin of BOAR

Middle English bor, from Old English bār; akin to Old High German & Old Saxon bēr boar
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

boar

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any wild member of the pig species Sus scrofa; the ancestor of domestic pigs. It is native to forests ranging from western and northern Europe and North Africa to India, the Andaman Islands, and China and has been introduced to New Zealand and the U.S. It has a bristly, blackish or brown coat and stands up to 35 in. (90 cm) tall at the shoulder. Except for old, solitary males, boars live in groups. They are omnivores and are good swimmers. They have sharp tusks and, though normally not aggressive, can be dangerous. Because of its strength, speed, and ferocity, the boar has long been a prized game animal.

Variants of BOAR

boar or wild boar or wild pig

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