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boar

an animal
Not to be confused with:
boor – a peasant; a course, rude person: He is such a boor that I never invite him.
bore – to drill; a wearisome person; past tense of bear: She bore her pain without complaining.

boar

 (bôr)
n.
1. The wild boar.
2.
a. An uncastrated male pig.
b. The adult male of any of several mammals, such as a badger, raccoon, or guinea pig.

[Middle English bor, from Old English bār.]

boar

(bɔː)
n
1. (Animals) an uncastrated male pig
2. (Animals) See wild boar
[Old English bār; related to Old High German bēr]

boar

(bɔr, boʊr)

n.
1. an uncastrated male swine.
[before 1000; Middle English boor, Old English bār; c. Middle Dutch beer, Old High German bêr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boar - Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine comeboar - Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States
tusk - a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
genus Sus, Sus - type genus of the Suidae
2.boar - an uncastrated male hog
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

boar

noun
Related words
collective noun sounder
Translations
خَنْزيرٌ ذَكَر
verro
divočákkanec
vildsvinvildsvineorne
metssiga
karjuvillisika
vepar
vaddisznóvadkan
gölturvilligölturvillisvín
kuilysšernas
kuilisvepris
dzikknur
diviak
merjasec
galtvildsvin
erkek domuzyaban domuzu

boar

[bɔːʳ] N (= male pig) → cerdo m, verraco m
wild boarjabalí m

boar

[ˈbɔːr] nsanglier m

boar

n (= male pig)Eber m; (wild) → Keiler m; boar’s headSchweinskopf m

boar

[bɔːʳ] n (male pig) → verro; (wild boar) → cinghiale m

boar

(boː) noun
a male pig (especially the wild variety).
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, some endogenous substances such as androstenone and skatole presented in adipose tissue of some entire males are the major causes of boar taint, (Doran et al., 2002; Aluwe et al., 2009) and metabolise in liver (Moe et al., 2008).
Efficiency of different selection strategies against boar taint in pigs.
At Carleton University's Department of Chemistry in Ottawa, associate professor Maria DeRosa is studying how to make test strips that detect "boar taint" in pork, a highly unpleasant odour caused by the male pheromone androstenone and the intestinal chemical skatole.
Big male bears can be loaded with smelly testosterone and will sometimes get the bear equivalent of "boar taint" we see in hogs.
5a-Androst-16-en-3-one: compound responsible for taint in boar taint. Journal Science Food Agriculture, v.68, p.31, 1968.
Castration of males has been widely practised in animal production over the years for several reasons including the ease of controlling, removal of undesirable odour (boar taint) and to deposit fatty tissues [3].
Boar taint (bor tant) The odor of pork that is harvested from an adult boar.
She then continued her education, ending up doing a PhD investigating the genetic background of boar taint.