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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.

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- Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators. The term covers two families of animals, the Old World porcupines...
- Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created...
- 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 crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata) is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae found in Italy, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. The more...
- The Porcupine is a short novel by Julian Barnes originally published in 1992. Before its British release date the book was first published earlier that...
- crested porcupine (Hystrix indica), or Indian porcupine, is a large species of hystricomorph rodent (order Rodentia) belonging to the Old World porcupine family...
- Porcupine Lake is a 2017 Canadian drama film directed by Ingrid Veninger. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2017 Toronto...
- Flinders Porcupine, Ontario, a neighbourhood of Timmins Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan Porcupine, North Dakota Porcupine, South Dakota Porcupine, Wisconsin...
- The Porcupine Mountains, or Porkies, are a group of small mountains spanning the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties...
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