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por·cu·pine

porcupine

 
pronunciation:
pork y paIn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small mammal with bristles or spines in its fur. Porcupines are rodents closely related to guinea pigs, but much larger. Some porcupines have quills with barbs that hurt any animal that attacks them. Different kinds of porcupines live in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
 
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