Tayassu

noun Ta·yas·su \təˈya(ˌ)sü\

Definition of Tayassu

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Tayassuidae) of American wild swine comprising the living peccaries and having a complex stomach, a gland on the back, and three toes on the hind feet — compare suidae

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Origin and Etymology of tayassu

New Latin, from Portuguese taiaçu, taiaçú white-lipped peccary, from Tupi


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