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 for Water hog
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hog \Hog\ (h[o^]g), 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. (Zool.) A quadruped of the genus Sus, and allied genera
        of Suid[ae]; esp., the domesticated varieties of Sus
        scrofa, kept for their fat and meat, called,
        respectively, lard and pork; swine; porker;
        specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow.
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     Note: The domestic hogs of Siam, China, and parts of Southern
           Europe, are thought to have been derived from Sus
           Indicus.
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     2. A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow. [Low.]
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     3. A young sheep that has not been shorn. [Eng.]
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     4. (Naut.) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a
        ship's bottom under water. --Totten.
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     5. (Paper Manuf.) A device for mixing and stirring the pulp
        of which paper is made.
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     Bush hog, Ground hog, etc.. See under Bush, Ground,
        etc.
  
     Hog caterpillar (Zool.), 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 moth.
  
     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 (Zool.), the axis deer.
  
     Hog+gum+(Bot.),+West+Indian+tree+({Symphonia+globulifera">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
        ({Spondias 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 (Zool.), the peccary.
  
     Water hog. (Zool.) See Capybara.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water hog \Wa"ter hog`\ (Zool.)
     The capybara.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bush \Bush\ (b[.u]sh), n. [OE. bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk;
     akin to D. bosch, OHG. busc, G. busch, Icel. b[=u]skr,
     b[=u]ski, Dan. busk, Sw. buske, and also to LL. boscus,
     buscus, Pr. bosc, It. bosco, Sp. & Pg. bosque, F. bois, OF.
     bos. Whether the LL. or G. form is the original is uncertain;
     if the LL., it is perh. from the same source as E. box a
     case. Cf. Ambush, Boscage, Bouquet, Box a case.]
     1. A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild
        forest.
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     Note: This was the original sense of the word, as in the
           Dutch bosch, a wood, and was so used by Chaucer. In
           this sense it is extensively used in the British
           colonies, especially at the Cape of Good Hope, and also
           in Australia and Canada; as, to live or settle in the
           bush.
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     2. A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near
        the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
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              To bind a bush of thorns among sweet-smelling
              flowers.                              --Gascoigne.
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     3. A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as,
        bushes to support pea vines.
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     4. A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to
        Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern
        sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern
        itself.
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              If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 't is
              true that a good play needs no epilogue. --Shak.
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     5. (Hunting) The tail, or brush, of a fox.
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     To beat about the bush, to approach anything in a
        round-about manner, instead of coming directly to it; -- a
        metaphor taken from hunting.
  
     Bush bean (Bot.), a variety of bean which is low and
        requires no support ({Phaseolus vulgaris, variety nanus).
        See Bean, 1.
  
     Bush buck, or Bush goat (Zool.), a beautiful South
        African antelope ({Tragelaphus sylvaticus); -- so called
        because found mainly in wooden localities. The name is
        also applied to other species.
  
     Bush cat (Zool.), the serval. See Serval.
  
     Bush chat (Zool.), a bird of the genus Pratincola, of the
        Thrush family.
  
     Bush dog. (Zool.) See Potto.
  
     Bush hammer. See Bushhammer in the Vocabulary.
  
     Bush harrow (Agric.) See under Harrow.
  
     Bush hog (Zool.), a South African wild hog
        ({Potamoch[oe]rus Africanus); -- called also bush pig,
        and water hog.
  
     Bush+master+(Zool.),+a+venomous+snake+({Lachesis+mutus">Bush master (Zool.), a venomous snake ({Lachesis mutus) of
        Guinea; -- called also surucucu.
  
     Bush pea (Bot.), a variety of pea that needs to be bushed.
        
  
     Bush shrike (Zool.), a bird of the genus Thamnophilus,
        and allied genera; -- called also batarg. Many species
        inhabit tropical America.
  
     Bush tit (Zool.), a small bird of the genus Psaltriparus,
        allied to the titmouse. Psaltriparus minimus inhabits
        California.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Capybara \Ca`py*ba"ra\, n. [Sp. capibara, fr. the native name.]
     (Zool.)
     A large South American rodent ({Hydroch[ae]rus capybara)
     Living on the margins of lakes and rivers. It is the largest
     extant rodent, being about three feet long, and half that in
     height. It somewhat resembles the Guinea pig, to which it is
     related; -- called also cabiai and water hog.
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