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porc-épic

muški rodživotinja

Quadrupède de l'ordre des rongeurs, dont le corps est armé de longs piquants qu'il dresse pour se défendre (des porcs-épics).

1. porcupine

imenicaživotinja

Sinonimi: hedgehog

ETYM Old Eng. porkepyn, porpentine, Old Fren. porc-espi, French porc-épic (cf. Italian porco spino, porco spinoso, Spanish puerco espino, puerco espin, from Latin porcus swine + spina thorn, spine).
Any rodent with quills on its body, belonging to either of two families: Old World porcupines (family Hystricidae), terrestrial in habit and having long black-and-white quills; or New World porcupines (family Erethizontidae), tree-dwelling, with prehensile tails and much shorter quills.
Relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur; SYN. hedgehog.

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