genus Erethizon

noun
a genus of Erethizontidae
Syn: ↑Erethizon
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Erethizontidae, ↑family Erethizontidae
Member Meronyms: ↑Canada porcupine, ↑Erethizon dorsatum

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  • Erethizon — noun a genus of Erethizontidae • Syn: ↑genus Erethizon • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Erethizontidae, ↑family Erethizontidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Erethizon dorsatum — noun porcupine of northeastern North America with barbed spines concealed in the coarse fur; often gnaws buildings for salt and grease • Syn: ↑Canada porcupine • Hypernyms: ↑New World porcupine • Member Holonyms: ↑Erethizon, ↑genus Erethizon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Erethizon dorsatus — Porcupine Por cu*pine, n. [OE. porkepyn, porpentine, OF. porc espi, F. porc [ e]pic (cf. It. porco spino, porco spinoso, Sp. puerco espino, puerco espin, fr. L. porcus swine + spina thorn, spine). The last part of the French word is perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • New World porcupine — New World Porcupines Temporal range: Late Oligocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • porcupine — /pawr kyeuh puyn /, n. any of several rodents covered with stiff, sharp, erectile spines or quills, as Erethizon dorsatum of North America. [1375 1425; late ME porcupyne, var. of porcapyne; r. porke despyne < MF porc d espine thorny pig. See PORK …   Universalium

  • North American Porcupine — Temporal range: Late Pliocene Recent BioDome, Montreal Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • List of mammals in the United States — This is a list of the mammal species recorded in the United States. There are 424 mammal species in the United States, of which 3 are critically endangered, 15 are endangered, 23 are vulnerable, and 2 are near threatened.3 of the species listed… …   Wikipedia

  • List of mammals of Mexico — This is a list of the mammal species recorded in Mexico. There are 490 mammal species in Mexico, of which 12 are critically endangered, 36 are endangered, 26 are vulnerable, and 2 are near threatened.3 of the species listed for Mexico are… …   Wikipedia

  • Erethizontidae — noun New World arboreal porcupines • Syn: ↑family Erethizontidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Hystricomorpha, ↑suborder Hystricomorpha • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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