Canada porcupine

noun

Definition of Canada porcupine

: the porcupine (Erethizon dorsatus) of northeastern North America being about two feet long with barbed spines largely concealed in the coarse fur, feeding chiefly on bark and leaves, and sometimes causing considerable damage to isolated buildings which it gnaws for the salt and grease accumulated in their substance

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“Canada porcupine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canada%20porcupine. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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