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swine meaning

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  • Noun: swine (swine,swines)  swIn
    1. Stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

    Derived forms: swines, swine

    See also: porcine

    Type of: artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate

    Part of: family Suidae, Suidae

    Encyclopedia: Swine Swine, East Riding of Yorkshire


  • [Medicine]
    Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied,short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin,usually covered with coarse bristles,a rather long mobile snout,and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa,Phacochoerus (wart hogs),and Sus,the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA). n : any of various stout-bodied short-legged mammals (family Suidae) with a thick bristly skin and a long mobile snout; esp : a domesticated member of a species (Sus scrofa) that occurs wild in the Old World

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  1. god, what a swine bertrand is.
  2. oh, damn the dirty swine to hell.
  3. they changed into swine immediately.
  4. you're a swine, philip, an unchanging swine.
  5. limited evidence suggests susceptibility in deer and swine.

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