babirussa


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bab·i·ru·sa

also bab·i·rus·sa  (băb′ə-ro͞o′sə, bä′bə-)
n.
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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Noun1.babirussa - Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teethbabirussa - Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
Babyrousa, genus Babyrousa - a genus of Suidae
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Lui ha un' aria tra il tapiro e il porco e il babirussa, e quasi senza collo.