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noun as in swine

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Like the peccary, he is tailless, and in a manner web-footed, being thus adapted for a semi-aquatic life.

We knew that the peccary, savage as it was, could not climb the tree; and hitherto we had deemed ourselves secure.

Of the peccary (dicotyles), there are two distinct species known—the “collared,” and the “white-lipped.”

The other species is also found in South America, and is distinguished as the “vaquira de collar” (collared peccary).

This is just following the isothermal line, and proves that the peccary cannot endure the rigours of a severe winter climate.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to peccary, such as: hog, pig, boar, porker, oinker, and wild boar.

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