babirusa

noun
bab·​i·​ru·​sa | \ ˌba-bə-ˈrü-sə How to pronounce babirusa (audio) , ˌbä- \

Definition of babirusa

: a large wild swine (Babyrousa babyrussa) of Indonesia

First Known Use of babirusa

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for babirusa

Malay, from babi pig + rusa deer

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“Babirusa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/babirusa. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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