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Pec"ca*ry (?), n.; pl. Peccaries (#). [From the native South American name: cf. F. p'ecari, Sp. pecar.] Zool.

A pachyderm of the genus Dicotyles.

⇒ 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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