noun, plural pec·ca·ries, (especially collectively) pec·ca·ry.
- pecan patty,
Origin of peccary
Examples from the Web for peccary
The hostility of the peccary to snakes is easily understood, as no sooner has it killed one than it makes a meal of it.
Of the peccary (dicotyles), there are two distinct species known—the “collared,” and the “white-lipped.”
The peccary, which prefers a partially open country, ranges from the Chaco to the densely wooded districts of the north.
It is there known as the “vaquira,” whence our word “peccary.”
This is just following the isothermal line, and proves that the peccary cannot endure the rigours of a severe winter climate.
noun plural -ries or -ry
Word Origin for peccary
pig-like animal of South America, 1610s, from Carib (Guiana or Venezuela) pakira, paquira.