warthog

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noun wart·hog \ˈwȯrt-ˌhȯg, -ˌhäg\

Definition of warthog

  1. :  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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First Known Use of warthog

1840


WARTHOG Defined for English Language Learners

warthog

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Definition of warthog for English Language Learners

  • : a type of wild hog that lives in Africa


WARTHOG Defined for Kids

warthog

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noun wart·hog \ˈwȯrt-ˌhȯg, -ˌhäg\

Definition of warthog for Students

  1. :  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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