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porcupine

noun [C]     /ˈpɔː.kjʊ.paɪn/ US  /ˈpɔːr-/
an animal with a covering of long , sharp quills (= stiff hairs like needles ) on its backWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals
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