javelina

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English[edit]

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The javelina

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Early 19th century,[1][2] from Spanish jabalina ‎(female wild boar), from jabalí, from Andalusian Arabic جبلي ‎(jabalī), from Arabic خِنْزِير ‎(ḵinzīr, pig) جَبَلِيّ ‎(jabaliyy, of the mountains),[3] from جَبَل ‎(jabal, mountain). Cognate to Portuguese javalina, and similar in other Iberian languages.

Noun[edit]

javelina ‎(plural javelinas)

  1. (US) The peccary, especially the collared peccary

References[edit]

  1. ^ javelina”, Oxford Dictionaries
  2. ^ javelina” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  3. ^ The Arabic Contributions to the English Language: An Historical Dictionary, by Garland Hampton Cannon, Alan S. Kaye, p. 25

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

javelina f ‎(plural javelines)

  1. javelin