Pecora

plural noun
Pec·​o·​ra | \ˈpekərə\

Definition of Pecora 

: a division of Artiodactyla equivalent to the suborder Ruminantia with the chevrotains and their extinct related forms excluded

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History and Etymology for Pecora

New Latin, from Latin, cattle, plural of pecor-, pecus cattle, herd; akin to Latin pecu cattle, pecud-, pecus head of cattle, Greek pekos fleece

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