wild boar


Definition of 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 While a Chinese investigation reportedly did not find any animals positive for the virus there, 69 environmental samples were positive, 61 of them from the market’s western wing, where wild boar, raccoons, and other mammals were sold. Kai Kupferschmidt, Science | AAAS, "After aborted attempt, sensitive WHO mission to study pandemic origins is on its way to China," 13 Jan. 2021 Then there’s a wild boar confit in a paleo-friendly bone broth, drizzled with citrus. Eve Conant, Travel, "One way to fight invasive species? Eat them.," 30 Dec. 2020 For the holidays, choose from beef Wellington or wild boar roulade and all the trimmings. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "We asked Alaska foodies for local-centric gift ideas. Here are dozens of their favorites.," 17 Dec. 2020 Some of his new dishes are sweet potato ravioli and wild boar ragu. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Locked-down restaurants find new ways to feed customers, workers," 15 Dec. 2020 So, the settings in this personal-twist police procedural ring true, including descriptions of sub-freezing weather, food (moose meatballs, wild boar cutlets), bleak geography and the storytelling’s demeanor. Don Oldenburg, USA TODAY, "Review: A cold case thaws in Helene Tursten's tough Nordic noir 'Snowdrift'," 10 Dec. 2020 African swine fever was detected in a wild boar killed during a hunt in Saxony, near the Polish border, the German Ministry for Agriculture reported Saturday in a statement. Birgit Jennen, Bloomberg.com, "More Swine Fever Cases Detected Among Germany’s Wild Boars," 31 Oct. 2020 The wild boar were never imperiled, but I was hooked on the wilderness. Nicholas Kristof, National Geographic, "America’s neglected hiking trails are more popular than ever—but they’re struggling," 8 Sep. 2020 Menus featuring ostrich burgers, wild boar and venison offered different amino acid profiles. Nathan Fenno, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA football remains success-starved, but no program is eating richer," 27 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of wild boar

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jan 2021

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“Wild boar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20boar. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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