Definition for SWINE

SWINE, n. [sing. and plur. Sax. swin; Sw. and Dan. svin; D. zwyn; G. schwein; L. suinus. It is found in the Fr. marsouin, a porpess; L. mare, the sea, and swine; the sea-hog; Port. suino, pertaining to swine; Polish, svinia; Bohemian, swine; Corn. swynia.]

A hog; a pachydermatous mammal of the genus Sus, which furnishes man with a large portion of his most nourishing food. The fat or lard of this animal enters into various dishes in cookery. The swine is a heavy, stupid animal, and delights to wallow in the mire.

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