Meaning of marcassin in English:

marcassin

Pronunciation /mɑːˈkasɪn/

noun

(also marcasine)
  • A young wild boar.

    Formerly specifically in Heraldry as a charge.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From French marcassin young wild boar, probably from marque + -assin (in bécassin jack snipe, or similar formations), as the animal's coat is striped.