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peccary

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noun pec·ca·ry \ˈpe-kə-rē\

Definition of peccary

plural pec·ca·ries

  1. :  any of several largely nocturnal gregarious American mammals resembling the related pigs: as a :  a grizzled animal (Tayassu tajacu) with an indistinct white collar b :  a blackish animal (Tayassu pecari) with a whitish mouth region



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Origin of peccary

of Cariban origin; akin to Suriname Carib paki:ra peccary


First Known Use: 1697


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