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Pig Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    pig n
  1. domestic swine [syn: hog, grunter, squealer, Sus scrofa}]
  2. a coarse obnoxious person [syn: slob, sloven, slovenly person}]
  3. a person regarded as greedy and pig-like [syn: hog]
  4. uncomplimentary terms for a policeman [syn: bull, cop, copper, fuzz]
  5. mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast [syn: pig bed]
  6. a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace v
  7. live like a pig, in squalor [syn: pig it]
  8. eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches" [syn: devour, guttle, raven]
  9. give birth; "sows farrow" [syn: farrow] [also: pigging, pigged]
Pig Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Pig \Pig\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Pigged; p. pr. & vb. n. Pigging.]
  1. To bring forth (pigs); to bring forth in the manner of pigs; to farrow.
  2. To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.
Pig Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Pig \Pig\, n. A piggin. [Written also pigg.]
Pig Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Pig \Pig\, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[=i]ka.]
  1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. ``Two pigges in a poke.'' --Chaucer.
  2. (Zo["o]l.) Any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera.
  3. [Cf. Sow a channel for melted iron.] An oblong mass of 220 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <256551.63232.1288342196@catflap.bishopston.net>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Pig'

Domestic Pigs and their closest relatives belong to the genus Sus within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs are omnivores, and despite their reputation for gluttony, they are generally social and intelligent animals.

The names pig and hog most commonly refer to the domestic pig, (Sus domestica). These words also refer to for many other closely related or similar species. These English words and many in other languages are often applied pejoratively to any living being expressing pig-like behavior.

Some scientists see domestic pigs as the same species as the wild boar (Sus scrofa) and so refer to them as Sus scrofa domestica.

A pig has a snout for a nose, small eyes, and a small tail, which may be curly, kinked, or straight. It has a thick body, short legs, and coarse hair. There are four toes on each foot, with the two large middle toes used for walking.

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* If a pig could give his mind to anything, he would not be a pig. - Charles Dickens

* Give to a pig when it grunts and a child when it cries , and you will have a fine pig and a bad child. - Danish proverb

* A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal. - Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

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