peccary


peccary

noun, plural pec·ca·ries, (especially collectively) pec·ca·ry.

  1. 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

  1. 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.

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