from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wild pig (Sus scrofa) of Eurasia and northern Africa, having dark dense bristles. It is the ancestor of the domestic hog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the European wild hog (Sus scrofa), from which the common domesticated swine is descended.

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

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "As Germany's wild boar population has skyrocketed in recent years, so too has the number of animals contaminated by radioactivity left over from the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Government payments compensating hunters for lost income due to radioactive boar have quadrupled since 2007."

    - Spiegel International Online

    August 5, 2010