babirusa

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See also: babi rusa

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From scientific Latin babyroussa (later as specific name), and its source, Malay babi rusa, from babi (pig) + rusa (deer).

Noun[edit]

babirusa (plural babirusas)

  1. Any of several mammals in the genus Babyrousa in the pig family Suidae, in which the upper tusk grows upward.
    • 2018, Hanneke Meijer, The Guardian, 17 May:
      And there are wild pigs, babirusas, with wrinkled skin and impressive upper tusks that instead of growing down, grow up and backwards toward the skull.

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

babi, pig + rusa, deer, from the resemblance of the tusks to antlers

Noun[edit]

babirusa

  1. Buru babirusa, Babyrousa babyrussa