boneen

noun
bo·​neen | \ bäˈnēn, bəˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of boneen

Irish
: a young pig

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History and Etymology for boneen

Irish Gaelic banabhin, diminutive of banbh, from Old Irish banb; akin to obsolete Welsh banw young pig, Breton bano sow with a litter, Old Cornish baneu sow

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“Boneen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boneen. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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