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babirusa

or bab路i路rous路sa, bab路i路rus路sa

[ bab-uh-roo-suh, bah-buh- ]
/ 藢b忙b 蓹藞ru s蓹, 藢b蓱 b蓹- /
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noun
an East Indian swine, Babyrousa babyrussa, the male of which has upper canine teeth growing upward through the roof of the mouth and curving toward the eyes, and lower canine teeth growing upward outside the upper jaw.
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Origin of babirusa

1690鈥1700; <Malay, equivalent to babi pig + rusa deer
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British Dictionary definitions for babirusa

babirusa
/ (藢b蓱藧b瑟藞ru藧s蓹) /

noun
a wild pig, Babyrousa babyrussa, inhabiting marshy forests in Indonesia. It has an almost hairless wrinkled skin and enormous curved canine teeth

Word Origin for babirusa

C17: from Malay, from b膩b墨 hog + r奴sa deer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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