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warthog Syllabification: wart·hog
Pronunciation: /ˈwôrtˌhäɡ/

Definition of warthog in English:


An African wild pig with bristly gray skin, a large head, warty lumps on the face, and curved tusks.
  • Phacochoerus aethiopicus, family Suidae
Example sentences
  • Add up all the lions, elephants, warthogs, giraffes, gazelles, zebras, impalas, topis and hyenas that live on these plains and they fail to outnumber the gnus.
  • Other animal species to look out for include impala, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, warthog, cheetah, hyena, jackal and giraffe.
  • As for antelopes, baboons, chimps, crocodiles, gazelles, giraffes, hippos, hyenas, warthogs and zebras, well, they're ten a shilling.
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