the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
n. The Canada porcupine. See porcupine.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
n. The Canada porcupine, or tree-porcupine of eastern North America, sometimes called bear-porcupine, as by Harlan. The name was given or applied by Buffon. See Erethizon and cawquaw, and second cut under porcupine.
"I at once saw that it was an "urson," or porcupine; although my companion supposed it to be another animal, as he could not see the long quills with which the English porcupine is armed."
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