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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]


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peccary - nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South Americapeccary - 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
genus Pecari, genus Tayassu, Tayassu - type genus of the Tayassuidae
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


[ˈpekərɪ] N (peccary or peccaries (pl)) (Zool) → saíno m, pecarí m (LAm), pécari m (LAm)


nPekari nt, → Nabelschwein nt
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