Definition of Captain Cooker in English:

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Captain Cooker

Pronunciation: /ˌkaptɪn ˈkʊkə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

NZ
A wild boar.
Example sentences
  • Their cross-breeding with Captain Cookers and domestic breeds meant their demise was imminent.
  • Most Captain Cookers roam in small groups or by themselves throughout the native bush of New Zealand.
  • There's a breed of wild pig in the South Island called Captain Cooker after the man who sailed there on his seaploughpigthing.

Origin

Late 19th century: named after Captain J. Cook (see Cook, Captain James), who brought domesticated pigs (from which the wild boar is supposedly descended) to New Zealand.

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