IPA: bˈæbɪrˈusʌ


  • Any large hoglike quadruped, of the genus Babyrousa, found in the East Indies, sometimes domesticated, with its upper canine teeth or tusks large and recurved.

Examples of "babiroussa" in Sentences

  • The skull of a babiroussa, with the teeth fully developed, is in the possession of Mr. Bartlett, the able superintendent of the
  • The babiroussa is a species of wild hog, peculiar to the islands of Eastern Asia, and remarkable, in the male animal, for the extraordinary growth and direction of the canine teeth.
  • At this period domestic animals were not numerous in the Moluccas, but among the wild animals the most curious were the _babiroussa_, an enormous wild boar with long tusks bent backwards; the opossum, a kind of didelphis a little larger than our squirrel; the phalanger,
  • A good English dictionary includes, for example, such exotic words as babirussa (or babiroussa), a wild hog of the East Indies also known as staghog; peccary (or pecari), a nocturnal gregarious wild swine of the genus Tayyassu which is native to the western hemisphere; wart-hog, an African wild hog of the genus Phacochoerus; boshvark

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