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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pork  \Pork\,  n.  [F.  porc,  L.  porcus  hog,  pig.  See  {Farrow}  a 
  litter  of  pigs,  and  cf  {Porcelain},  {Porpoise}.] 
  The  flesh  of  swine,  fresh  or  salted,  used  for  food. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Hog  \Hog\,  n.  [Prob.  akin  to  E.  hack  to  cut,  and  meaning  orig., 
  a  castrated  boar;  cf  also  W.  hwch  swine,  sow,  Armor.  houc'h, 
  hoc'h.  Cf  {Haggis},  {Hogget},  and  {Hoggerel}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  quadruped  of  the  genus  {Sus},  and  allied 
  genera  of  {Suid[ae]};  esp.,  the  domesticated  varieties  of 
  {S.  scrofa},  kept  for  their  fat  and  meat,  called 
  respectively,  {lard}  and  {pork};  swine;  porker; 
  specifically,  a  castrated  boar;  a  barrow. 
  Note:  The  domestic  hogs  of  Siam,  China,  and  parts  of  Southern 
  Europe,  are  thought  to  have  been  derived  from  {Sus 
  2.  A  mean  filthy,  or  gluttonous  fellow.  [Low.] 
  3.  A  young  sheep  that  has  not  been  shorn.  [Eng.] 
  4.  (Naut.)  A  rough,  flat  scrubbing  broom  for  scrubbing  a 
  ship's  bottom  under  water.  --Totten. 
  5.  (Paper  Manuf.)  A  device  for  mixing  and  stirring  the  pulp 
  of  which  paper  is  made 
  {Bush  hog},  {Ground  hog},  etc..  See  under  {Bush},  {Ground}, 
  {Hog  caterpillar}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  the  green 
  grapevine  sphinx;  --  so  called  because  the  head  and  first 
  three  segments  are  much  smaller  than  those  behind  them  so 
  as  to  make  a  resemblance  to  a  hog's  snout.  See  {Hawk 
  {Hog  cholera},  an  epidemic  contagious  fever  of  swine, 
  attended  by  liquid,  fetid,  diarrhea,  and  by  the  appearance 
  on  the  skin  and  mucous  membrane  of  spots  and  patches  of  a 
  scarlet,  purple,  or  black  color.  It  is  fatal  in  from  one 
  to  six  days,  or  ends  in  a  slow,  uncertain  recovery.  --Law 
  (Farmer's  Veter.  Adviser.) 
  {Hog  deer}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  axis  deer. 
  {Hog  gum}  (Bot.),  West  Indian  tree  ({Symphonia  globulifera}), 
  yielding  an  aromatic  gum. 
  {Hog  of  wool},  the  trade  name  for  the  fleece  or  wool  of  sheep 
  of  the  second  year. 
  {Hog  peanut}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  earth  pea. 
  {Hog  plum}  (Bot.),  a  tropical  tree,  of  the  genus  {Spondias} 
  ({S.  lutea}),  with  fruit  somewhat  resembling  plums,  but 
  chiefly  eaten  by  hogs.  It  is  found  in  the  West  Indies. 
  {Hog's  bean}  (Bot.),  the  plant  henbane. 
  {Hog's  bread}.(Bot.)  See  {Sow  bread}. 
  {Hog's  fennel}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Fennel}. 
  {Mexican  hog}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  peccary. 
  {Water  hog}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Capybara}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  meat  from  a  domestic  hog  or  pig  [syn:  {porc}] 
  2:  a  legislative  appropriation  designed  to  ingratiate 
  legislators  with  their  constituents  [syn:  {pork  barrel}] 

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