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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On the plus side, there's a point where an enormous wild boar spears a guy. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Pillars of Eternity II gets a turn-based mode, Farming Simulator bets big on esports," 25 Jan. 2019 Researchers have collected genetic evidence that these HEVs can also infect a variety of animals, including pigs, wild boar, deer, rabbits, mongoose, chickens, camels, ferrets, greater bandicoots, Asian musk shrew, mink, moose, and fish. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Rat hepatitis jumps to human for first time, spotlighting disease mystery," 2 Oct. 2018 Visitors can visit on a day trip or spend the night in a hut or the Tawny Owl treehouse and barbecue wild boar on the premises. Nina Sovich, WSJ, "The New Outdoor Getaway: Landscapes That Have Been ‘Rewilded’," 20 Sep. 2018 In Kyoto, at least 10 wild boars were spotted in urban areas last year. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "Japanese towns struggle to deal with an influx of new arrivals: wild boars," 9 Mar. 2018 The line features scary-chic imagery, including a grinning jack-o'-lantern, a debonair vulture, even a mad, wild boar. Jen Derose, House Beautiful, "Eerily Elegant Invitations: John Derian's Fall Collection for Paperless Post," 20 Sep. 2012 Also, almost every species of peccaries and wild pigs are endangered or have some kind of risk—the wild boar is the only one doing well. National Geographic, "World’s Biggest Pig Captured in Rare Video," 22 June 2018 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

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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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