wild boar


Definition of wild boar

: an Old World wild hog (Sus scrofa) from which most domestic swine have been derived

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Recent Examples on the Web These wild boar were trapped for conservation purposes. Abby Jones, The Conversation, "Rotting feral pig carcasses teach scientists what happens when tons of animals die all at once, as in Australia’s bushfires," 10 Jan. 2020 Over 120 days, cameras captured 46,000 photographs of wild boar, with more than 26,000 images taken in the areas which were uninhabited. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "Wildlife flourishing in uninhabited areas around Fukushima," 7 Jan. 2020 Javelina, which look like wild boar, are native to desert environments. USA TODAY, "Hershey beer, sassafras sickness, demolition mystery: News from around our 50 states," 3 Oct. 2019 The meat is lean and flaky, with a flavor like wild boar. Harry Pearson, Condé Nast Traveler, "To Best Experience Alaska’s Burgeoning Local Food Movement, Go in Winter," 20 Dec. 2019 Beyond the locals, owner Rico Aragon’s menu features a selection of far-flung wild game, such as kangaroo, wild boar and alligator, plus an array of seafood. Daliah Singer, The Know, "Review: This former food truck serves wild boar Cubans and kangaroo burgers in an old Berkeley auto shop," 13 Nov. 2019 Performed by Grace Church’s Madrigal Choir, the theatrical presentation takes guests to a castle of Olde England for a lavish royal party, caroling and the presentation of the Boar’s Head, the conquest of the ferocious wild boar. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Grace Episcopal Church to host annual Boar’s Head Fest performances Dec. 6-7," 3 Dec. 2019 Javelina, which look like wild boar, are native to desert environments. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Javelina rescued after stopping traffic on Phoenix freeway," 1 Oct. 2019 Pigs in the Neolithic looked like wild boar or feral pigs—skinnier with longer legs. Kristin Romey, National Geographic, "Stonehenge-era pig roasts united ancient Britain, scientists say," 13 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of wild boar

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2020

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“Wild boar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20boar. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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Kids Definition of wild boar

: a wild pig of Europe and Asia that is the ancestor of the domestic pig

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