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Definition of SWINE

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Swine \Swine\, n. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[imac]n; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[imac]n, Icel. sv[imac]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See {Sow}, n.] (Zool.) Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species. Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard. The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig. See {Hog}. "A great herd of swine." --Mark v. 11. [1913 Webster]

     {Swine grass} (Bot.), knotgrass ({Polygonum aviculare}); -- so called because eaten by swine.

     {Swine oat} (Bot.), a kind of oat sometimes grown for swine.


     {Swine's cress} (Bot.), a species of cress of the genus {Senebiera} ({Senebiera Coronopus}).

     {Swine's head}, a dolt; a blockhead. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

     {Swine thistle} (Bot.), the sow thistle.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "swine":
     Berkshire, Cyrenaic, Duroc, Duroc-Jersey, Heliogabalus, Hereford, Sardanapalus, Wessex saddleback, Yorkshire, animal, barrow, beast, boar, bon vivant, carpet knight, cur, dog, drab, epicure, epicurean, frump, gilt, gourmand, gourmet, hedonist, hog, hound, hyena, insect, large white, litterbug, mongrel, pig, piggy, piglet, pigling, pleasure-seeker, polecat, porker, razorback, reptile, schlep, schlump, sensualist, sensuist, serpent, shoat, skunk, slattern, slob, sloppy Joe, sloven, slut, snake, sow, suckling pig, sybarite, trollop, tusker, varmint, vermin, viper, voluptuary, whelp, wild boar, worm


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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