bushpig

noun
bush·​pig | \ ˈbu̇sh-ˌpig How to pronounce bushpig (audio) \

Definition of bushpig

: 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

First Known Use of bushpig

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Bushpig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushpig. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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