wild boar



  • noun a species of feral pig, common in parts of Europe, but extinct in the UK Wild boars are preserved for hunting, but are now bred on farms. Their meat is dark, with very little fat, and is of high value.


  • The original ancestor of the domesticated pig, sometimes hunted but now farmed in enclosed woodland. They grow slowly and the flesh is red and tastier than ordinary pig. Generally killed at 14 to 18 months.