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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Officials could not immediately say whether the animal was a loose pet or a wild boar. San Diego Union-Tribune, "California authorities use tranquilizer to stop rogue pig," 25 Aug. 2019 An infected pig or wild boar passes it quickly to other swine. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Bacon Prices Could Soar Due to the ‘Pig Ebola’ That’s Devastating the Pork Industry," 22 Aug. 2019 The ranch house was decorated with a stuffed alligator, a deer and an especially bright-eyed wild boar. chicagotribune.com, "Taxidermist creates art with peacocks, a bear and more," 13 Aug. 2019 Among the dead are 111 hog deer, 18 wild boars, 17 rhinoceros, 12 sambar deer, seven swamp deer, three porcupines, two water buffaloes, and one elephant. Kuwar Singh, Quartz India, "Ten numbers that sum up the damage caused by the Indian monsoon this year," 29 July 2019 Keep an eye out for them, Karanth says, but also for leopards, elephants, hyenas, wild boars, and the nearly 200 species of birds. Kitson Jazynka, National Geographic, "Spot tigers at these unique national parks," 12 June 2019 Housemade pastas exhibit precision and firmness that are a joy to eat, including pappardelle with a chunky wild boar ragout ($23), or with black truffles and aged Parmigiano-Reggiano ($35). Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Talento, Tuscan Prime, Piazza Italia. A trio of new Italian restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard," 7 Aug. 2019 Souran was trying to sell elk and buffalo burgers, wild boar ribs, quail on a stick and venison-jalapeño cheese sausage. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Delaware State Fair food fight lands in Wisconsin federal court," 5 Aug. 2019 Dinner will include roasted wild boar, venison, kangaroo, alligator, octopus, crab, salmon and other dishes. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Cupertino/Sunnyvale calendar of events for the week of June 14," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of wild boar

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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