erinaceous

adjective

er·​i·​na·​ceous
¦erə¦nāshəs
: like or relating to the hedgehog

Word History

Etymology

Latin erinaceus, noun, hedgehog, from er hedgehog + -inaceus (as in gallinaceus cock, from gallinaceus of a cock)

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“Erinaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erinaceous. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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