Wild boar

 

As true wild boars became extinct in Britain before the development of modern English, the same terms are often used for both true wild boar and pigs, especially large or semiwild ones.

The English ‚boar‘ stems from the Old English bar, which is thought to be derived from the West Germanic *bairaz, of unknown origin.

Boar is sometimes used specifically to refer to males, and may also be used to refer to male domesticated pigs, especially breeding males that have not been castrated.

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