from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A large hoglike quadruped (Sus babirussa, syn. Porcus babirussa) of the East Indies, sometimes domesticated; the Indian hog. Its upper canine teeth or tusks are large and recurved.

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  • noun Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth


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  • And the Babiroussa would have been installed in its cage in the Jardin des Plantes, and have drawn all the curious people of the capital!”

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