Definition of warthog
: a wild African hog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) that has large protruding tusks and in the male two pairs of rough warty excrescences on the face and that is sometimes placed in two separate species (P. aethiopicus and P. africanus)
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None of that was a problem with Beebop and Erica, a pair of 3-year-old warthogs.
The kindly Pumbaa (Christina Clements) wore a warthog's nose and furry black headpiece and ears.
Drop your bags and order a Pimm’s at Stanley’s Bar, where warthogs run free near the terrace.
In its native habitat, sub-Saharan Africa, the African rock python eats small mammals, antelope, warthog, herons, and other animals.
While LEGO builders have been constructing warthogs, banshees and Master Chiefs since the first Halo game, this represents the first o fficial foray into bricks for the best selling game.
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WARTHOG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of warthog for English Language Learners
: a type of wild hog that lives in Africa
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Definition of warthog for Students
: a wild African hog with pointed tusks and in the male thick growths of skin on the face which resemble warts
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