[ er-uh-ney-shuh s ]
/ ˌɛr əˈneɪ ʃəs /
of the hedgehog kind or family.
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Origin of erinaceous
< Latin ērināce(us) hedgehog + -ous
Words nearby erinaceous
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British Dictionary definitions for erinaceous
/ (ˌɛrɪˈneɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or resembling hedgehogs
Word Origin for erinaceous
C18: from Latin ērināceus hedgehog
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