(noun) A large hoglike quadruped, of the genusBabyrousa,foundin the East Indies, sometimesdomesticated; the Indianhog.Itsuppercanineteeth or tusksarelarge and recurved.
Use "babiroussa" in a sentence
"The babiroussa is a species of wild hog, peculiar to the islands of Eastern Asia, and remarkable, in the male animal, for the extraordinary growth and direction of the canine teeth."
"The skull of a babiroussa, with the teeth fully developed, is in the possession of Mr. Bartlett, the able superintendent of the"
"At this period domestic animals were not numerous in the Moluccas, but among the wild animals the most curious were the _babiroussa_, an enormous wild boar with long tusks bent backwards; the opossum, a kind of didelphis a little larger than our squirrel; the phalanger,"