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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

boarbɔr, boʊr(n.)

  1. an uncastrated male swine.

    Category: Mammals

  2. Category: Mammals

    Ref: wild boar.

Origin of boar:

bef. 1000; ME boor, OE bār; c. MD beer, OHG bêr

Princeton's WordNet

  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


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boar(noun)

    the uncastrated male of swine; specifically, the wild hog


  1. Wild boar

    Wild boar or wild pig is a species of the pig genus Sus, part of the biological family Suidae. The species includes many subspecies. It is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig, an animal with which it freely hybridises. Wild boar are native across much of Northern and Central Europe, the Mediterranean region and much of Asia, including Japan and as far south as Indonesia. Populations have also been artificially introduced in some parts of the world, most notably the Americas and Australasia, where they are regarded as both an important food resource and an environmental threat. Elsewhere, such as England, populations have reestablished themselves after escapes of wild boar from captivity in areas where they had previously been extirpated.

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a male pig (especially the wild variety).

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