noun pec·ca·ry \ˈpe-kə-rē\
plural pec·ca·ries

Definition of PECCARY

:  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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