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boschvark, noun

Forms:
bosch vaark, bosch-varkenShow more Also bosch vaark, bosch-varken, bos-vark.
Plurals:
boschvarke /ˈbɔʃfarkə/, boschvarkens.
Origin:
South African Dutch, Afrikaans, DutchShow more South African Dutch boschvark, later Afrikaans bosvark, from Dutch bosch bush + varken pig; so called because it favours thickets and undergrowth.
bushpig.
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. II. 23This day I saw, for the first time, a herd of bosch-varkens, or, as they are likewise called, wilde-varkens..in their wild uncultivated state.
1968 L.G. Green Full Many Glorious Morning 227A bos-vark, a bush pig and that one must have weighed two hundred and fifty pounds.
bushpig.

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