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n. pl. javelina or ja·ve·li·nas

[Alteration of Spanish jabalina, feminine of jabalí, jabalín, wild boar, from Arabic (ḫinzīr) jabalī, mountain (swine), from jabal, mountain; see gbl in Semitic roots.]


(Animals) a collared peccary, Tayassu tajacu


(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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Noun1.javelina - dark grey peccary with an indistinct white collarjavelina - dark grey peccary with an indistinct white collar; of semi desert areas of Mexico and southwestern United States
musk hog, peccary - nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South America
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