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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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Peccaries,&nbsp;commonly&nbsp;referred to as javelinas or skunk pigs, are mammals native to the Americas and are pig-like in appearance.
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A deadly tack driver, it has accounted for 2 elk and 3 javelinas to date.
Here's a partial list: skunks, raccoons, badgers, wolves, snakes, javelinas and porcupines.
Javelinas were observed at 30 locations, and they co-occurred with mountain lions at 16 of those locations.
In Arizona I always hunted with a handgun, and we'd locate javelinas by both glassing and listening.
Javelinas were a different story The javelina, or collared peccary is a native North American animal weighing perhaps 30 to 50 pounds.
So, in that spirit, brown bears become wild' boars, grizzly bears equal javelinas, polar bears are coyotes, Quebec-Labrador caribou are bobcats, Tule elk are fox, mountain goat are feral goats, bighorn sheep are feral rams (Merino, Barbary or Mouflon), Dall's sheep are cottontail rabbits, desert bighorns are jackrabbits and Stone's sheep are snowshoe hares.
Three javelinas, wild pig-like animals, jumped out from the shadows and attacked Basquiat.
Full color photographs of black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, javelinas, coyotes, and even humans were discretely captured on film.
to the piglike javelina that smells like stinky socks, each animal has its own gross habits or aspects for a reason--for example, javelinas use their musky odor to help keep the herd grouped together.