Definition of Family suidae
1. Noun. Pigs; hogs; boars.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Artiodactyla, Order Artiodactyla
Member holonyms: Swine, Genus Sus, Sus, Babyrousa, Genus Babyrousa, Genus Phacochoerus, Phacochoerus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Suidae
Literary usage of Family suidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Natural History of Secession; Or, Despotism and Democracy at Necessary by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"... or Rhinoceros Family, Suidae or Swine Family, and Equidae or Horse Family. They are all herbivorous. ..."
2. Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene African Suidae by James Michael Harris, Timothy D. White (1979)
"At present, and for the Plio- 1 I Pleistocene of Africa, the family Suidae is the single mammalian group that most closely satisfies these conditions. ..."
3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The Pig family, Suidae, differ from the last in their smaller size, in the terminal nostrils and mobile snout, which is not grooved, except faintly as in ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Eber), the name given to the un- castrated male of the domestic pig (qp), and to some wild species of the family Suidae (see SWINE). ..."