You’ll want a
Map<String, String>. Classes that implement the
Map interface include (but are not limited to):
Each is designed/optimized for certain situations (go to their respective docs for more info).
HashMap is probably the most common; the go-to default.
For example (using a
Map<String, String> map = new HashMap<String, String>(); map.put("dog", "type of animal"); System.out.println(map.get("dog"));
type of animal