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Babirussa

Babirussa

(Science: zoology) a large hoglike quadruped (Sus, or Porcus, babirussa) of the East Indies, sometimes domesticated; the indian hog. Its upper canine teeth or tusks are large and recurved.

Origin: f. Babiroussa, fr.Malay babi hog _ rsa deer


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