erinaceous

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

adjective Zoology.

of the hedgehog kind or family.

Nearby words

  1. erikson,
  2. erikson, erik,
  3. eriksson,
  4. erimanthus,
  5. erin,
  6. eringo,
  7. erinus,
  8. erinyes,
  9. erinys,
  10. eriogonum

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

Word Origin for erinaceous

C18: from Latin ērināceus hedgehog

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