hérisson

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French heriçun, heriçon, from a hypothetical Old French *eriz, from Latin erīcius (hedgehog), with the suffix -on added later; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰḗr (to bristle). Another possibility may be a Vulgar Latin root *ērīcio, ērīciōnem, but this would have seemingly produced an *erçon in Old French. Compare, however, Catalan eriçó and Romansch erizun. See also oursin.

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Noun[edit]

hérisson m (plural hérissons, feminine hérissonne)

  1. hedgehog

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French heriçun, heriçon.

Noun[edit]

hérisson m (plural hérissons)

  1. (Jersey) hedgehog