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Meaning of PECCARY

Pronunciation:  'pekuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North and South America
 

PECCARY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: musk hog
 
 See Also: artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, Chiacoan peccary, collared peccary, even-toed ungulate, genus Pecari, genus Tayassu, javelina, Peccari angulatus, Tayassu, Tayassu angulatus, Tayassu pecari, Tayassu tajacu, white-lipped peccary

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pec"ca*ry\, n.; pl. {Peccaries}. [From the native South
American name: cf. F. p['e]cari, Sp. pecar.] (Zo["o]l.)
A pachyderm of the genus {Dicotyles}.

Note: The collared peccary, or tajacu ({Dicotyles
      torquatus}), is about the size and shape of a small
      hog, and has a white ring aroung the neck. It ranges
      from Arkansas to Brazil. A larger species ({D.
      labiatus}), with white cheeks, is found in South
      America.

 

 

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