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  • n. Alternative form of babiroussa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The East Indian wild hog or horned hog.
  • n. [capitalized] A genus of setiferous pachydermatous ungulate quadrupeds, of the order Artiodactyla, or even-toed ungulates, and family Suidæ, containing only the babirussa.
  • n. Also spelled babyrussa, babyroussa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth

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  • Should be spelled babirusa, from babi-pig + rusa-deer. There is no double 's' in Indonesian.

    October 15, 2008

  • "'You were flying from the bees like a deer—such leaps! It is a dangerous corner, by the red rock: I had to run myself five minutes later, and I quite lost the track of my babirussa, a huge babirussa.'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 200

    March 4, 2008