peccary

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noun pec·ca·ry \ˈpe-kə-rē\

Definition of peccary

plural

peccaries

  1. :  any of several largely nocturnal gregarious American mammals resembling the related pigs: such asa :  a grizzled animal (Tayassu tajacu) with an indistinct white collarb :  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


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peccary

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noun pec·ca·ry \ˈpe-kə-rē\

Definition of peccary for Students

plural

peccaries

  1. :  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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