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  1. wild boar, boar, Sus scrofa(noun)

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

  2. boar(noun)

    an uncastrated male hog

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  1. boar(Noun)

    A wild boar (Sus scrofa), the wild ancestor of the domesticated pig.

  2. boar(Noun)

    A male pig.

  3. Origin: boor, from bar, from baizaz (compare beer, German dialect Bär), from bʰoidʰ-s-o (compare baisas 'terrible apparition', бѣсъ 'demon'), enlargement of -. More at bad.

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  1. Boar(noun)

    the uncastrated male of swine; specifically, the wild hog

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  1. Wild boar

    The wild boar, also known as the wild swine or Eurasian wild pig is a suid native to much of Eurasia, North Africa and the Greater Sunda Islands. Human intervention has spread its range further, thus making the species one of the widest ranging mammals in the world, as well as the most widely spread suiform. Its wide range, high numbers and adaptability mean that it is classed as least concern by the IUCN. The animal probably originated in South-East Asia during the Early Pleistocene, and outcompeted other suid species as it spread throughout the Old World. As of 2005, up to 16 subspecies are recognised, which are divided into four regional groupings based on skull height and lacrimal bone length. The species lives in matriarchal societies consisting of young males, intrarelated females and their young. Fully grown males are usually solitary outside of the breeding season. The grey wolf is the wild boar's main predator throughout most of its range except in the Far East, where it is replaced by the tiger. It has a long history of association with humans, having been the ancestor of most domestic pig breeds and a big game animal for millennia.


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