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erinaceous

[er-uh-ney-shuh s]
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adjective Zoology.
  1. of the hedgehog kind or family.

Origin of erinaceous

< Latin ērināce(us) hedgehog + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for erinaceous

erinaceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling hedgehogs

Word Origin

C18: from Latin ērināceus hedgehog
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