peccary

[pek-uh-ree]
noun, plural peccaries (especially collectively) peccary.
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.

Origin:
1605–15; < Carib

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peccary (ˈpɛkərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries, -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
 
[C17: from Carib]

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peccary
"pig-like animal of S.America," 1610s, from Carib (Guiana or Venezuela) pakira, paquira.
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Example sentences
The collared peccary or javelina is common in the southern part of the region.
While they may resemble a wild pig, javelina are members of the peccary family.
Typical large herbivores and carnivores include coyote, ringtail, and collared peccary.
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