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Pig vs. Peccary

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Pignoun

Any of several intelligent mammalian species of the genus Sus, having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated animal Sus scrofa.

‘The man kept a pen with two pigs that he fed from carrots to cabbage.’;

Peccarynoun

Any of the family Tayassuidae of mammals from the Americas related to pigs and hippos

Pignoun

(specifically) A young swine, a piglet contrasted with a hog, an adult swine.

Peccarynoun

A pachyderm of the genus Dicotyles.

Pignoun

(uncountable) The edible meat of such an animal; pork.

‘Some religions prohibit their adherents from eating pig.’;

Peccarynoun

nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South America

Pignoun

Someone who overeats or eats rapidly and noisily.

‘You gluttonous pig! Now that you've eaten all the cupcakes, there will be none for the party!’;

Peccary

A peccary (also javelina or skunk pig) is a medium-sized pig-like hoofed mammal of the family Tayassuidae (New World pigs). They are found throughout Central and South America and in the southwestern area of North America.

Pignoun

A lecherous or sexist man.

‘She considered him a pig as he invariably stared at her bosom when they talked.’;

Pignoun

A dirty or slovenly person.

‘He was a pig and his apartment a pigpen; take-away containers and pizza boxes in a long, moldy stream lined his counter tops.’;

Pignoun

A police officer.

‘The protester shouted, “Don't give in to the pigs!” as he was arrested.’;

Pignoun

(informal) A difficult problem.

‘Hrm... this one's a real pig: I've been banging my head against the wall over it for hours!’;

Pignoun

A block of cast metal.

‘The conveyor carried the pigs from the smelter to the freight cars.’; ‘After the ill-advised trade, the investor was stuck with worthless options for 10,000 tons of iron pig.’;

Pignoun

The mold in which a block of metal is cast.

‘The pig was cracked, and molten metal was oozing from the side.’;

Pignoun

(engineering) A device for cleaning or inspecting the inside of an oil or gas pipeline, or for separating different substances within the pipeline. Named for the pig-like squealing noise made by their progress.

‘Unfortunately, the pig sent to clear the obstruction got lodged in a tight bend, adding to the problem.’;

Pignoun

(derogatory) A person who is obese to the extent of resembling a pig (the animal).

Pignoun

The general-purpose M60 machine gun, considered to be heavy and bulky.

‘Unfortunately, the M60 is about twenty-four pounds and is very unbalanced. You try carrying the pig around the jungle and see how you feel.’;

Pignoun

(uncountable) A simple dice game in which players roll the dice as many times as they like, either accumulating a greater score or losing previous points gained.

Pignoun

(Scottish) earthenware, or an earthenware shard

Pignoun

An earthenware hot-water jar to warm a bed; a stone bed warmer

Pigverb

(of swine) to give birth.

‘The black sow pigged at seven this morning.’;

Pigverb

(intransitive) To greedily consume (especially food).

‘They were pigging on the free food at the bar.’;

Pigverb

(intransitive) To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.

Pigverb

To clean (a pipeline) using a pig the device.

Pignoun

A piggin.

Pignoun

The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog.

Pignoun

Any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera.

Pignoun

An oblong mass of cast iron, lead, or other metal. See Mine pig, under Mine.

Pignoun

One who is hoggish; a greedy person.

Pigverb

To bring forth (pigs); to bring forth in the manner of pigs; to farrow.

Pigverb

To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.

Pignoun

domestic swine

Pignoun

a coarse obnoxious person

Pignoun

a person regarded as greedy and pig-like

Pignoun

uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Pignoun

mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast

Pignoun

a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace

Pigverb

live like a pig, in squalor

Pigverb

eat greedily;

‘he devoured three sandwiches’;

Pigverb

give birth;

‘sows farrow’;

Pignoun

an omnivorous domesticated hoofed mammal with sparse bristly hair and a flat snout for rooting in the soil, kept for its meat.

Pignoun

a wild animal of the pig family; a hog.

Pignoun

a young pig; a piglet.

Pignoun

the flesh of a pig as food.

Pignoun

a greedy, dirty, or unpleasant person

‘I bet he's scoffed them all, greedy pig’;

Pignoun

a police officer

‘were the pigs there when the windows were smashed or not?’;

Pignoun

an oblong mass of iron or lead from a smelting furnace.

Pignoun

a device which fits snugly inside an oil or gas pipeline and is sent through it to clean or test the inside, or to act as a barrier.

Pigverb

gorge oneself with food

‘lovesick people pig out on chocolate’;

Pigverb

crowd together with other people in disorderly or dirty conditions

‘he didn't approve of the proposal to pig it in the studio’;

Pigverb

(of a sow) give birth to piglets; farrow.

Pigverb

operate a pig within an oil or gas pipeline

‘they will carry out all trenching and pigging’;

Pig

A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the even-toed ungulate family Suidae. Pigs include domestic pigs and their ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa), along with other species.

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