from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of porcupines, of the family Hystricidæ, having a stout form, short spines overlaid by hair, a short, thick, blunt, and flattened tail, non-prehensile, the toes four in front and five behind, all armed with strong curved claws, and the habits arboreal and terrestrial.
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- n. a genus of Erethizontidae
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