peccary

noun pec·ca·ry \ ˈpe-kə-rē \

Definition of peccary

plural peccaries
:any of several largely nocturnal gregarious American mammals resembling the related pigs: such 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 and Etymology of peccary

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


PECCARY Defined for Kids

peccary

noun pec·ca·ry \ ˈpe-kə-rē \

Definition of peccary for Students

plural peccaries
:a mostly tropical American animal that gathers in herds, is active at night, and looks like but is smaller than the related pig

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