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Swinen. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. swīn; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. swīn, Icel. svīn, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See Sow, n.].
     Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species. Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard. The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig. See Hog.  Mark v. 11.  [1913 Webster]
Swine grass (Bot.), knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare); -- so called because eaten by swine. -- Swine oat (Bot.), a kind of oat sometimes grown for swine. -- Swine's cress (Bot.), a species of cress of the genus Senebiera (S. Coronopus). -- Swine's head, a dolt; a blockhead. [Obs.] Chaucer. -- Swine thistle (Bot.), the sow thistle.


Swine, n. (pl. same)
1 formal or US a pig.
2 colloq. (pl. swine or swines) a a term of contempt or disgust for a person. b a very unpleasant or difficult thing.

swine fever an intestinal virus disease of pigs.
swinish adj. (esp. in sense 2). swinishly adv. swinishness n.
OE swin f. Gmc



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