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javelina

[ hah-vuh-lee-nuh ]
/ ˌhɑ vəˈli nə /
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noun, plural ja·ve·li·nas, (especially collectively) ja·ve·li·na.

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Origin of javelina

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; from American Spanish jabalina, from Spanish: feminine of jabalín “wild boar,” dialectal variant of jabalí, from Arabic (khinzīr) jabalī “mountain (boar)”
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