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white-lipped peccary

[ hwahyt-lipt pek-uh-ree, wahyt‐ ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌlɪpt ˈpɛk ə ri, ˈwaɪt‐ /
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noun, plural white-lipped pec·ca·ries, (especially collectively) white-lipped pec·ca·ry.
a brown or black peccary (Tayassu pecari) with short, sharp tusks, found in a range of habitats, especially rainforests, in Central and South America, where it travels great distances in herds in pursuit of fruit, the chief component of its diet: due mostly to excessive hunting by poachers and deforestation, the species is listed as vulnerable.
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Origin of white-lipped peccary

First recorded in 1825–30; white + lipped + peccary

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