Tayassu

noun
Ta·​yas·​su | \ təˈya(ˌ)sü \

Definition of Tayassu

: 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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History and Etymology for Tayassu

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

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“Tayassu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tayassu. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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