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javelina

[ hah-vuh-lee-nuh ]
/ 藢h蓱 v蓹藞li n蓹 /
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noun, plural ja路ve路li路nas, (especially collectively) ja路ve路li路na.

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Origin of javelina

An Americanism dating back to 1815鈥25; from Latin American Spanish jabalina, from Spanish: feminine of jabal铆n 鈥渨ild boar,鈥 dialectal variant of jabal铆, from Arabic (khinz墨r) jabal墨 鈥渕ountain (boar)鈥
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