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Related to collared peccaries: javelina, Tayassu tajacu, Tayassuidae, Tayassu pecari, Pecari tajacu, Chacoan Peccary
n. pl. pec·ca·ries
Any of several piglike hoofed mammals of the family Tayassuidae, found in North, Central, and South America and having stiff bristles and short, straight tusks.
[Ultimately from Carib pakira.]
n, pl -ries or -ry
(Animals) either of two piglike artiodactyl mammals, Tayassu tajacu (collared peccary) or T. albirostris (white-lipped peccary) of forests of southern North America, Central, and South America: family Tayassuidae
[C17: from Carib]
pec•ca•ry(ˈpɛk ə ri)
n., pl. -ries, (esp. collectively) -ry.
either of two piglike mammals constituting the New World family Tayassuidae, esp. Tayassu tajacu, ( collared peccary or javelina), having a dark gray coat with a white collar.
[1605–15; < Carib]
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|Noun||1.||peccary - nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South America|
artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
collared peccary, javelina, Peccari angulatus, Tayassu angulatus, Tayassu tajacu - dark grey peccary with an indistinct white collar; of semi desert areas of Mexico and southwestern United States
Tayassu pecari, white-lipped peccary - blackish peccary with whitish cheeks; larger than the collared peccary
Chiacoan peccary - a recently discovered large wild pig of Paraguay