ouriço

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Portuguese[edit]

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 Ouriço on Portuguese Wikipedia

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ouriço (Erinaceus europaeus)
ouriço (2)
ouriço (Paracentrotus lividus)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ēricius (hedgehog), from Proto-Indo-European *gher (to bristle)

Cognate with Galician ourizo, Spanish erizo, Catalan eriçó, Occitan eriç, French hérisson, Italian riccio and Romanian arici.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ouriço m (plural ouriços)

  1. hedgehog
    O ouriço usa os seus espinhos para se proteger dos predadores.
    The hedgehog uses its quills to protect itself from predators.
  2. chestnut burr
  3. sea urchin
    Quando penetram a pele humana, os espinhos do ouriço infligem uma ferida dolorosa.
    Sea urchin's spines inflict a painful wound when they penetrate human skin.

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