noun, plural pec·ca·ries, (especially collectively) pec·ca·ry.
- any of several piglike hoofed mammals of the genus Tayassu, of North and South America, as T. tajacu (collared peccary, or javelina), having a dark gray coat with a white collar.
noun plural -ries or -ry
- either of two piglike artiodactyl mammals, Tayassu tajacu (collared peccary) or T. albirostris (white-lipped peccary) of forests of southern North America, Central and South America: family Tayassuidae
n.pig-like animal of South America, 1610s, from Carib (Guiana or Venezuela) pakira, paquira.