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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family Centetidæ, belonging to Ericulus, Echinope, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and resemble the hedgehog in habits. The rice tendrac (Oryzorictes hora) is very injurious to rice crops. Some of the species are called also tenrec.

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  • noun The tenrec

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  • noun small often spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar; resembles a hedgehog

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