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bab·i·ru·saalso bab·i·rus·sa (băb′ə-ro͞o′sə, bä′bə-)
Any of several wild pigs of the genus Babyrousa of Indonesian forests, the male of which has two pairs of long, upward-curving tusks.
[Malay and Indonesian babirusa : babi, pig (from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *babuy, from Proto-Austronesian) + rusa, deer, sambar; akin to Tagalog usa and Ilocano usga, deer.]
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|Noun||1.||babirussa - Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth|
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
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