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boar

a male pig more than 6 months old and destined for use as a sire.

boar effect
boar exposure to gilts causes an earlier onset of puberty with some synchronization.
boar shield
a strong, oval layer of cartilage which develops over the shoulders of adult boars. Is a protective mechanism in boar fights. When cooked it becomes gelatinous.
boar-sow ratio
the number of boars required to maintain a sow herd at full piglet-producing performance.
boar taint
an odor specific to fresh boar meat, especially from adult boars, and said to resemble stale urine, is strongest immediately after slaughter, fades during storage but returns on frying or boiling. Some diners prefer the redolent rashers.
wild boar
susscrofa.
References in classic literature ?
The next instant, with clashing tusks, the boar drove past underneath.
But here we are at the Sign of the Blue Boar, so let us in and taste his brown October.
No sweeter inn could be found in all Nottinghamshire than that of the Blue Boar.
The angered boar bolted this way and that; but each time the new rope held him where Tarzan had made it fast about the stem of the tree above the branch from which he had cast it.
Mighty and muscled as was the young giant, it yet would have appeared but the maddest folly for him to face so formidable a creature as Horta, the boar, armed only with a slender hunting knife.
Tarzan of the Apes waited until the upcut of a wicked tusk would have laid open his thigh, then he moved--just the least bit to one side; but so quickly that lightning was a sluggard by comparison, and as he moved, he stooped low and with all the great power of his right arm drove the long blade of his father's hunting knife straight into the heart of Horta, the boar.
Rightly conjecturing that this was the Blue Boar himself, he stepped into the house, and inquired concerning his parent.
He won't be here this three-quarters of an hour or more,' said the young lady who superintended the domestic arrangements of the Blue Boar.
The brandy-and-water luke, and the inkstand, having been carried into the little parlour, and the young lady having carefully flattened down the coals to prevent their blazing, and carried away the poker to preclude the possibility of the fire being stirred, without the full privity and concurrence of the Blue Boar being first had and obtained, Sam Weller sat himself down in a box near the stove, and pulled out the sheet of gilt-edged letter-paper, and the hard-nibbed pen.
Sperm motility changes (mean [+ or -] standard deviation) during semen storage Group I (boars producing Item highly sensitive semen) Number of boars 15 Number of ejaculates 30 Percentage of spermatozoa with progressive motility Directly after collection 76.
Farm owner Greg Davies with his remaining wild boars.
At dawn we glassed sounders of pigs amid orange poppies scattered across green hillsides, but no big boars.