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Canada porcupine
Canada Can"a*da, n. A British province in North America, giving its name to various plants and animals. Canada balsam. See under Balsam. Canada goose. (Zo["o]l.) See Wild goose. Canada jay. See Whisky Jack. Canada lynx. (Zo["o]l.) See Lynx. Canada porcupine (Zo["o]l.) See Porcupine, and Urson. Canada rice (Bot.) See under Rick. Canada robin (Zo["o]l.), the cedar bird.
porcupine ant-eater
Echidna E*chid"na, n. [L., a viper, adder, Gr. ?.] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A monster, half maid and half serpent. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of Monotremata found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. They are toothless and covered with spines; -- called also porcupine ant-eater, and Australian ant-eater.
porcupine fish
Globefish Globe"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A plectognath fish of the genera Diodon, Tetrodon, and allied genera. The globefishes can suck in water or air and distend the body to a more or less globular form. Called also porcupine fish, and sea hedgehog. See Diodon.
porcupine fishes
Diodon Di"o*don, n. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + ?, ?, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or water, and, hence, are called globefishes, swellfishes, etc. Called also porcupine fishes, and sea hedgehogs. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of whales.
Sea porcupine
Sea porcupine Sea" por"cu*pine (Zo["o]l.) Any fish of the genus Diodon, and allied genera, whose body is covered with spines. See Illust. under Diodon.

Meaning of Porcupine from wikipedia

- Porcupines are large rodents with coats of sharp spines, or quills, that protect them against predators. The term covers two families of animals: the Old...
- Porcupine Tree were an English progressive rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson...
- American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum), also known as the Canadian porcupine or common porcupine, is a large rodent in the New World porcupine family....
- The New World porcupines, family Erethizontidae, are large arboreal rodents, distinguished by their spiny coverings from which they take their name. They...
- The hedgehog's dilemma, or sometimes the porcupine dilemma, is a metaphor about the challenges of human intimacy. It describes a situation in which a...
- crested porcupine (Hystrix indica), or Indian porcupine, is a large species of hystricomorph rodent (order Rodentia) belonging to the Old World porcupine family...
- Flinders Porcupine, Ontario, a neighbourhood of Timmins Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan Porcupine, North Dakota Porcupine, South Dakota Porcupine, Wisconsin...
- The crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata) also known as the African crested porcupine, is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae found in Italy,...
- The Porcupine Mountains, or Porkies, are a group of small mountains spanning the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties...
- The Old World porcupines, or Hystricidae, are large terrestrial rodents, distinguished by the spiny covering from which they take their name. They range...
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