from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A wild pig (Sus scrofa) of Eurasia and northern Africa, having dark dense bristles and four tusks in the male. It is the ancestor of the domestic swine.

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  • noun A wild swine native to Europe and North Africa, scientific name Sus scrofa.

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  • noun Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States


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