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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

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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