urson

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English[edit]

An urson

Etymology[edit]

Compare urchin.

Noun[edit]

urson ‎(plural ursons)

  1. A species of New World porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum.
    • 1833, The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Volume 1, page 443,
      The urson (Hystrix dorsata)[sic] inhabits the United States and Canada, and is the only species of porcupine, properly so called, which appears to have the power of climbing trees.
    • 1834, Augustus Addison Gould (editor), A System of Natural History, page 253,
      The urson might be called the spiny beaver, it being of the same size, the same country, and the same form of body; [] . In the young ursons, the prickles are proportionably larger, more apparent, and the hair shorter and scarcer than in the adults.

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Noun[edit]

urson

  1. accusative singular of urso