wild boar


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

Examples of wild boar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nuclear weapons testing from 60 to 80 years ago is a leading culprit of the increase in wild boar contamination. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 1 Sep. 2023 Dishes like the pimento cheese and hot pickled okra are shareable munchies, while dinner for one may be the Caliente dog made with RC Ranch Wagyu, jalapeño cheese and habanero honey mustard, or a chili pie fashioned with either wild boar chili con carne or vegetarian chili. Megha McSwain, Chron, 27 Oct. 2022 Watching the episode through tears, that meal stuck out to me, not only for its significance in the show but for how game meat like rabbit, venison and wild boar have been such a big part of my own life. Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2023 Jars of pickled succulents and quandong jam line the shelves, and the refrigerated display case holds cuts of wild boar, emu, crocodile, and kangaroo. Veronica M. Stoddart, Travel + Leisure, 13 Aug. 2023 Crazy injuries happen all of the time in baseball, from tanning beds, to massages, to gardening, to washing dishes, to being chased by wild boars. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2023 Poland has reported outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in five wild boar in the northern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) said on Monday citing Polish authorities. Fox News, 27 Feb. 2023 Solutions' natural and wilderness-inspired recipes utilize ingredients like wild boar, salmon, duck, lamb, ocean fish, turkey, and chicken to bring out the dog's taste buds. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 These chews are made from natural ingredients and come in a variety of flavors, including bison, elk, and wild boar. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wild boar was in the 13th century

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“Wild boar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20boar. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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wild boar

: an Old World wild hog from which most domestic swine have been developed

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