What is the difference between Peccary and Pig?

The difference between peccary and pig

is that "peccary" is any of the family Tayassuidae of mammals from the Americas related to pigs and hippos and "pig" is any of several intelligent mammalian species of the genus Sus, having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated animal Sus scrofa.

peccary

pig

Noun

  • Any of the family Tayassuidae of mammals from the Americas related to pigs and hippos

Synonyms

  • javelina (Southwest US, from Mexican Spanish ‘jabalina’)

Noun

  • Any of several intelligent mammalian species of the genus Sus, having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated animal Sus scrofa.
  • (specifically) A young swine, a piglet (contrasted with a hog, an adult swine).
  • (uncountable) The edible meat of such an animal; pork.
  • A light pinkish-red colour, like that of a pig (also called pig pink).
  • (derogatory) A very obese person.
  • (informal) A difficult problem.
  • (countable and uncountable) A block of cast metal.
  • The mold in which a block of metal is cast.
  • (engineering) A device for cleaning or inspecting the inside of an oil or gas pipeline, or for separating different substances within the pipeline. Named for the pig-like squealing noise made by their progress.
  • (uncountable) A simple dice game in which players roll the dice as many times as they like, either accumulating a greater score or losing previous points gained.

Synonyms

  • (mammal of genus Sus): hog, swine, pig
  • (someone who overeats or eats rapidly): glutton
  • (nasty or disgusting person): jerk
  • (police officer): police officer
  • (fat person): fat person

Hyponyms

  • (mammal of genus Sus): boar, herd boar; sow, brood sow; piglet, piggy

Examples

  • The man kept a pen with two pigs that he fed from carrots to cabbage.
  • Weanlings grow into feeder pigs, and feeder pigs grow into slaughter hogs. […] Ultimately the end use for virtually all pigs and hogs is to be slaughtered for the production of pork and other products.
  • Some religions prohibit their adherents from eating pig.
  • “Miss Chastene, could you fetch me out an extra plate of pig and biscuit. My partner can’t do without your marvelous cooking.”
  • pig colour:
  • So far on the streets there’s been a lot of metallic pink […]
  • You gluttonous pig! Now that you’ve eaten all the cupcakes, there will be none for the party!
  • She considered him a pig as he invariably stared at her bosom when they talked.
  • He was a pig and his apartment a pigpen; take-away containers and pizza boxes in a long, moldy stream lined his counter tops.
  • The protester shouted, “Don’t give in to the pigs!" as he was arrested.
  • “…Sounds too easy," Marvin was saying. “What about the pigs?"
  • He meant police.
  • But me, I joined the party to fight the pigs. That′s why I joined. Because my experience with the police was always negative.
  • Got a mind for the undiesI’m tryna stay far from the pigs
  • Hrm… this one’s a real pig: I’ve been banging my head against the wall over it for hours!
  • The conveyor carried the pigs from the smelter to the freight cars.
  • After the ill-advised trade, the investor was stuck with worthless options for 10,000 tons of iron pig.
  • The pig was cracked, and molten metal was oozing from the side.
  • Unfortunately, the pig sent to clear the obstruction got lodged in a tight bend, adding to the problem.
  • Unfortunately, the M60 is about twenty-four pounds and is very unbalanced. You try carrying the pig around the jungle and see how you feel.

Verb

  • (of swine) to give birth.
  • (intransitive) To greedily consume (especially food).
  • (intransitive) To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.
  • (transitive, engineering) To clean (a pipeline) using a pig (the device).

Examples

  • The black sow pigged at seven this morning.
  • They were pigging on the free food at the bar.
  • “Wow, Doc. That’s heavy.” Denis sat there pigging on the joint as usual.