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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Just look for the large brass statues outside of a wild boar and a catfish, which are popular spots to pose for photos. John Goodspeed, San Antonio Express-News, "German hunting, fishing museum spans history back to the stone age," 14 June 2018 Twelve people developed the parasitic infection trichinellosis after eating raw wild boar at a party in California, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Jamie Ducharme, Time, "12 People Got Worms from Eating Raw Wild Boar at a Party," 1 Mar. 2018 Animals included lions in Tanzania, otters in Brazil, coyotes in California, wild boars in Poland and tigers in Nepal. Washington Post, "Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people," 15 June 2018 Guests in its 12 tents will dine on campfire dishes like jalapeño and Cheddar grits and wild boar osso buco (from $400). Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Glamping Slips Into the Mainstream," 15 June 2018 In Poland wild boars go from 48 percent nocturnal in natural forests to 90 percent nocturnal in urban areas. Annie Sneed, Scientific American, "Humans Are Driving Other Mammals to Become More Nocturnal," 14 June 2018 The trinity: The wild boar sausage ($8 per link) isn’t made in house, but continues the Black Board trend of pushing boundaries. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Black Board Bar B Q," 8 June 2018 Rampaging Boars In the countryside near the Olympic venue, KT is applying 5G to the more humble cause of repelling wild boars. Fortune, "The PyeongChang Winter Olympics Are Testing 5G—to Ward Off Wild Boars," 13 Feb. 2018 The encroaching forest along the track harbored elk, wild boar and foxes. Fred Pearce, Time, "How the 'Compulsive Secrecy’ of the Atomic Age Has Changed the Way We Think," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of wild boar

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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