Recent Examples of porcine from the Web
The menu’s porcine selection, roasted pork collar, arrived too red and rare, and, though tender, revealed little distinctive flavor.
Ibérico ham is the beluga caviar of the porcine world.
Baby pigs on farms are especially vulnerable to illness, and one particular disease, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, causes exactly the symptoms the piglets were having—vomiting, severe diarrhea, death from dehydration, and stress.
And 4-year-old Bray-Bray, as his human calls him, is among the most strong-willed of porcine units.
Image 2) 6 P.M. PIG OUT If cooking is an art form, then the mind-bending dishes that Jefferson Rueda coaxes from pig parts is a porcine symphony.
And in lab experiments, these porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) tended to leap from pig to human cells.
The porcine puppet and her ex, Kermit the Frog, recently spoke with British media regarding their upcoming trip to London for The Muppets’ first-ever European live show this July.
So take a minute to recenter yourself and scroll through our roundup below of some of the most cared-for celebrity pets, from George Clooney’s porcine diva pal, to Oprah Winfrey’s dogs, who may be even more coddled than Queen Elizabeth's.
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Did You Know?
Pigs are rarely given credit for their high intelligence or their friendliness as pets, but instead are mocked for their habit of cooling themselves in mud puddles and the aggressive way they often go after food. While porcine isn't as negative a term as swinish, it may describe things that are fat, greedy, pushy, or generally piggish—but primarily fat. Porky Pig and Miss Piggy aren't particularly porcine in their behavior, only in their appearance—that is, pink and pudgy.
PORCINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of porcine for English Language Learners
: of, relating to, or like a pig
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