Babirusa meaning

băbə-ro͝osə, bäbə-
Any of several wild pigs of the genus Babyrousa of Indonesian forests, the male of which has two pairs of long, upward-curving tusks.
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A wild pig (Babyrousa babyrussa) of the East Indies with backward-curving tusks: the upper pair grow through the middle of the snout.
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Any of several mammals in the genus Babyrousa in the pig family Suidae, in which the upper tusk grows upward.
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Origin of babirusa

  • Malay babirusa babi hog rusa deer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition