Definition of Babiroussa

1. Noun. Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth.

Exact synonyms: Babirusa, Babirussa, Babyrousa Babyrussa
Generic synonyms: Swine
Group relationships: Babyrousa, Genus Babyrousa



Definition of Babiroussa

1. n. A large hoglike quadruped (Sus, or Porcus, babirussa) of the East Indies, sometimes domesticated; the Indian hog. Its upper canine teeth or tusks are large and recurved.

Definition of Babiroussa

1. Noun. A large hoglike quadruped, of the genus ''Babyrousa'', found in the East Indies, sometimes domesticated; the Indian hog. Its upper canine teeth or tusks are large and recurved. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Babiroussa

babies
babies'-breath
babies' slippers
babies-to-be
babiest
babified
babifies
babify
babifying
babillard
babillards
babily
babingtonite
babion
babions
babiroussa (current term)
babiroussas
babirusa
babirusas
babirussa
babirussas
babish
babishly
babishness
babka
babkas
babkinite
bablah
bablahs
baboo

Literary usage of Babiroussa

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"... babiroussa, a kind of wild hog. (Malay.) Malay babî rusa, lit. ' deer-hog,' or ' hog like a deer ' ; from rusa ..."

2. Anecdotal and descriptive natural history by A. Romer (1872)
"... WILD BOAR—THE HOG THE babiroussa THE WHITE- LIPPED PECCARY THE AMERICAN TAPIR. j|HE genus Ovis, which comprehends the Sheep and its immediate allies, ..."

3. Natural History of the World: With Anecdotes Illustrating the Nature, Habits edited by Alfred Henry Miles (1895)
"The babiroussa belongs to Bouru and Celebes, and is gregarious. Its habits are similar to those of the wild hog, which the male rivals and even surpasses in ..."

4. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"babiroussa, F. Cuv. Dent. Mamm. p. 212, t. 86 *. ... Babi roesa, Seba, Thes. it 50. f. 2. babiroussa, Buffon, HN xii. p. 379, t. 48. p. 232. ..."

5. A System of Natural History: Containing Scientific and Popular Descriptions by baron Georges Cuvier (1834)
"The babiroussa strikes its upper tusks into the branches of trees, ... The babiroussa differs still more from the wild boar by its natural appetites. ..."

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