bush·​pig ˈbu̇sh-ˌpig How to pronounce bushpig (audio)
: a wild usually reddish to black pig (Potamochoerus porcus) of forests and scrubland of sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar that has much facial hair, long pointed ears, and a light-colored mane along the top of the neck and back

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bushpig was in 1840

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“Bushpig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushpig. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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