Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of the Hedgehog family; like, or characteristic of, a hedgehog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to the hedgehog family; resembling a hedgehog.

Etymologies

From Latin ērināceus ("hedgehog"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And while she knows a lot of big words like erinaceous, she's also very good at simplifying them: "Serendipity is when you find things you weren't looking for because finding what you are looking for is so damned difficult."

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Where to start ... the first thing I saw that I really wanted (and of course it was sold out) were these hedgehog notecards (so erinaceous!) from Papered Together.

    September 2007

  • We've already showed you how easy searching Google's dictionary is: just type, for example, define erinaceous to get a straight-out-of-the-dictionary definition for "erinacious".

    Gizmodo

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