erizo

noun
eri·​zo | \ ə̇ˈrē(ˌ)zō, -)sō\
plural -s

Definition of erizo

1 : any of several porcupine fishes

2 [ American Spanish, from Spanish ]

a : the strong bast fiber of a South American timber tree (Apeiba tibourbou) of the family Tiliaceae
b : the tree that yields erizo

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History and Etymology for erizo

Spanish, literally, hedgehog, from Latin ericius

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