Definition of javelina in English:

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javelina

Pronunciation: /ˌhavəˈliːnə/

noun

North American term for peccary.
Example sentences
  • Collared peccaries, or javelinas, may be the agents most responsible for moving leguminous tree seeds back upstream.
  • Other creatures can also flourish there, including quail, jackrabbits, and small, wild pigs called javelinas.
  • At the same time my friend and hunting companion took a trophy whitetail, a huge javelina, and a big tom turkey.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Spanish jabalina, from the feminine form of jabalí 'wild boar', from Arabic jabali 'mountaineer'.

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