The verb sow is pronounced completely differently from the noun sow, which means "a female pig." When you sow flower seeds, it rhymes with "go." When you admire an enormous, muddy sow in a pig pen, it rhymes with "cow." When two words are spelled the same but sound different, they're called heteronyms.
What do you call a female pig?
The words pig, hog and swine are all generic terms without regard to gender, size or breed. A male pig is called a boar. A female pig is called a gilt if she hasn't had piglets yet and a sow if she has. Pigs are very social animals. They form close bonds with each other and other species.
How many litters can a sow have in a year?
How many litters can a sow (female) feral hog have in a year? A mature sow can have one to two litters per year.