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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur.

Usage examples (34)
  • The porcupine is said to have been very partial to the leaves and bark of the hemlock for food.
  • At the risk of inspiring his ire, by blowing his cover, I would like to say that IMO, Bubba is a pussycat in porcupine's clothing.
  • You also have the African porcupine, which is huge.
  • The porcupine was a home pet but now lives at a wildlife refuge for more
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