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Definition of "wild boar" [wild boar]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wild boar" in a sentence
  • "The tracks of wild boar are all round the shallows between clumps of yellow-green euphorbia and herb Robert."
  • "In 1603 the manor and forest had recently been bought by Sir Richard Grobham, an enthusiastic hunter who was to slay the last wild boar in England in 1624."
  • "When I showed a stuffed snake to a Peccary, the hair rose in a wonderful manner along its back; and so it does with a wild boar when enraged."
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