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Definition: Water hog
Water hog \Wa"ter hog`\
(h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and
meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow,
Armor. houc'h, hoc'h. Cf. Haggis
1. (Zo["o]l.) A quadruped of the genus Sus
, and allied
genera of Suid[ae]
; esp., the domesticated varieties of
, kept for their fat and meat, called,
; swine; porker;
specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow.
Note: The domestic hogs of Siam, China, and parts of Southern
Europe, are thought to have been derived from Sus Indicus
2. A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow. [Low.]
3. A young sheep that has not been shorn. [Eng.]
4. (Naut.) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a
ship's bottom under water. --Totten.
5. (Paper Manuf.) A device for mixing and stirring the pulp
of which paper is made.
, Ground hog
, etc.. See under Bush
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of the green
grapevine sphinx; -- so called because the head and first
three segments are much smaller than those behind them, so
as to make a resemblance to a hog's snout. See Hawk moth
, an epidemic contagious fever of swine,
attended by liquid, fetid, diarrhea, and by the appearance
on the skin and mucous membrane of spots and patches of a
scarlet, purple, or black color. It is fatal in from one
to six days, or ends in a slow, uncertain recovery. --Law
(Farmer's Veter. Adviser.)
(Zo["o]l.), the axis deer.
(Bot.), West Indian tree (Symphonia globulifera
yielding an aromatic gum.
Hog of wool
, the trade name for the fleece or wool of sheep
of the second year.
(Bot.), a kind of earth pea.
(Bot.), a tropical tree, of the genus Spondias
), with fruit somewhat resembling plums,
but chiefly eaten by hogs. It is found in the West Indies.
(Bot.), the plant henbane.
.(Bot.) See Sow bread
. (Bot.) See under Fennel
(Zo["o]l.), the peccary.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Capybara