Oryzorictes hora
Tendrac Ten"drac, n. [See {Tenrec}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family {Centetid[ae]}, 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tendrac — Ten drac, n. [See {Tenrec}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family {Centetid[ae]}, belonging to {Ericulus}, {Echinope}, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and resemble the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenrec — Tendrac Ten drac, n. [See {Tenrec}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family {Centetid[ae]}, belonging to {Ericulus}, {Echinope}, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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