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erinaceous

[ er-uh-ney-shuhs ]
/ ˌɛr əˈneɪ ʃəs /
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adjective Zoology.

of the hedgehog kind or family.

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Origin of erinaceous

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

erinaceous
/ (ˌɛrɪˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling hedgehogs
C18: from Latin ērināceus hedgehog
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