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 Earlier this month, several neighborhoods in the northern part of the city imposed an 8:30 p.m. curfew after a wild boar pushed a woman to the ground. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 May 2022 Near to planters with bright red geraniums is Il Beccofino Restaurant—serving gratinated squid with almond flakes, wild boar stew with olives, and fried octopus with chickpea cream. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 29 May 2022 This band of hungry hunters feasted on a family recipe for wild boar ragu, a hearty winter dish. Janelle Davis, CNN, 15 May 2022 In Umbria, Tucci will go on wild boar hunts, unearth decadent black truffles and more while uncovering the complexities involving the cultural traditions of the region. oregonlive, 15 May 2022 The local wild boar is full of flavor thanks to the animals' diet of roots, acorns and an occasional truffle. Janelle Davis, CNN, 15 May 2022 The video that everyone is talking about in #Rome this week: a dozen wild boar walking calmly through traffic on Via Trionfale. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 May 2022 Recently, Johnson offered wild boar, elk and soft-shell crab dishes. Drew Dawson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 May 2022 Even the presence of the virus in wild boar populations is a major disruption to local farmers. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wild boar

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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“Wild boar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20boar. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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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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