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1815–25, Americanism < American Spanish jabalina, Spanish: feminine of jabalín wild boar, dialectal variant of jabalí < Arabic (khinzīr) jabalī mountain (boar)

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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.

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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Word Origin & History

"pig-like animal of S.America," 1610s, from Carib (Guiana or Venezuela) pakira, paquira.
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Example sentences
He swerved to avoid them, but he said he felt a small bump, which probably
  meant that he had run over their little javelina toes.
Wildlife includes tarantulas, various lizards, roadrunners and javelina.
Javelina live near water sources, eg earthen livestock tanks.
The snuffling you hear around your campsite at night may be a gray fox or a
  band of hungry javelina.
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