Porcupine

HMS Porcupine was a British Onslow Class destroyer of 1540 tons displacement launched in 1941. HMS Porcupine was powered by two Admiralty 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 34 knots. She was armed with four 4.7 inch guns; four 2 pdr pom-pom guns; eight 20 mm anti-aircraft guns and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes. At the end of the Second Worl...
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porcupine

[n] - relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur
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Porcupine

Por'cu·pine noun [ Middle English porkepyn , porpentine , Old French porc-espi , French porc- épic (cf. Italian porco spino , porco spinoso , Spanish puerco espino , puerco espin , from Latin porcus swine + spina thorn, spine)...
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porcupine

1. <zoology> Any Old Word rodent of the genus Hystrix, having the back covered with long, sharp, erectile spines or quills, sometimes a foot long. The common species of Europe and Asia (Hystrix cristata) is the best known. ... 2. <zoology> Any species of Erethizon and related genera, native of America. They are related to the true porcu...
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porcupine

noun relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur
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Porcupine

• (n.) Any species of Erethizon and related genera, native of America. They are related to the true porcupines, but have shorter spines, and are arboreal in their habits. The Canada porcupine (Erethizon dorsatus) is a well known species. • (n.) Any Old Word rodent of the genus Hystrix, having the back covered with long, sharp, erectile sp...
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porcupine

any of 25 species of large, herbivorous, quill-bearing rodents active from early evening to dawn. All have short, stocky legs, but their tails range ... [2 related articles]
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Porcupine

Porcupine (pôr'kyupīn") , river, 448 mi (721 km) long, rising in the Ogilvie Mts., NW Yukon Territory, Canada. It flows in a great arc NE through the Eagle Plain, then W into Alaska and to the Yukon River (of which it is a main tributary) at Fort Yukon. The river was explored (18...
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porcupine

porcupine, member of either of two rodent families, characterized by having some of its hairs modified as bristles, spines, or quills. The quills are loosely attached to the porcupines' skin and pull out easily, remaining imbedded in any predator that comes in contact with them. The New World, or tr...
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Porcupine

A porcupine is any rodent with quills on its body, belonging to either of two families: Old World porcupines (Hystricidae) are terrestrial in habit and have long black-and-white quills. This family includes the genus Hystrix; or New World porcupines (Erethizontidae) which are tree-dwelling, with prehensile tails and much shorter quills.
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porcupine

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
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Porcupine

[disambiguation] A porcupine is a mammal best known for its coat of sharp spines, or quills, that provides a defense from predators. Porcupine may also refer to: ==Biology== ==Music== ==Places== ==Other== ...
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Porcupine

Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that defend them from predators. They are indigenous to the Americas, Southern Asia, Europe, and Africa. Porcupines are the third largest of the rodents, behind the capybara and the beaver. Most porcupines are about {convert|25|-|36|in|cm|abbr=on} long, with an {convert|8|-|10|in|cm|ab...
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