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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swine mean? 

SWINE (noun)
  The noun SWINE has 1 sense:

1. stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

  Familiarity information: SWINE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SWINE (noun)

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Stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

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Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("swine" is a kind of...):

artiodactyl; artiodactyl mammal; even-toed ungulate (placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "swine"):

grunter; hog; pig; squealer; Sus scrofa (domestic swine)

boar (an uncastrated male hog)

sow (an adult female hog)

razorback; razorback hog; razorbacked hog (a mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged back; a wild or semi-wild descendant of improved breeds; found chiefly in the southeastern United States)

boar; Sus scrofa; wild boar (Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States)

babiroussa; babirusa; babirussa; Babyrousa Babyrussa (Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth)

warthog (African wild swine with warty protuberances on the face and large protruding tusks)

Holonyms ("swine" is a member of...):

family Suidae; Suidae (pigs; hogs; boars)

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