Variant of tusk
- in elephants, wild boars, walruses, etc., a very long, large, pointed tooth, usually one of a pair, projecting outside the mouth and used for defense, digging up food, etc.
- any tooth or projection suggestive of a tusk
Origin: ME, by metathesis from Old English tucs, akin to Old Frisian tusk from Proto-Germanic an unverified form tunth-ska from an unverified form tunth-, an unverified form tanth-: see tooth
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