erinaceous

[ er-uh-ney-shuh s ]
/ ˌɛr əˈneɪ ʃəs /

adjective Zoology.

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

erinaceous
/ (ˌɛrɪˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling hedgehogs

Word Origin for erinaceous

C18: from Latin ērināceus hedgehog
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