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n. sing. & pl. (Zool.) Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domesticated 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. 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.

 - Swine's head, a dolt; a blockhead.- - Swine thistle (Bot.), the sow thistle.

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