Canada porcupine
Canada Can"a*da, n. A country in North America, bordering the United States on the north. It is a federation which includes English-speaking provinces and the French-speaking Province of Quebec. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Canada balsam}. See under {Balsam}.

{Canada goose}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Wild goose}.

{Canada jay}. See {Whisky Jack}.

{Canada lynx}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Lynx}.

{Canada lily}. (Bot.) a plant of eastern North America ({Lilium canadense}) having yellow or orange flowers with dark spots; called also {meadow lily}. --RHUD

{Canada porcupine} (Zo["o]l.) See {Porcupine}, and {Urson}.

{Canada rice} (Bot.) See under {Rick}.

{Canada robin} (Zo["o]l.), the cedar bird. [1913 Webster]


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  • Canada porcupine — noun porcupine of northeastern North America with barbed spines concealed in the coarse fur; often gnaws buildings for salt and grease • Syn: ↑Erethizon dorsatum • Hypernyms: ↑New World porcupine • Member Holonyms: ↑Erethizon, ↑genus Erethizon *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Porcupine — Por cu*pine, n. [OE. porkepyn, porpentine, OF. porc espi, F. porc [ e]pic (cf. It. porco spino, porco spinoso, Sp. puerco espino, puerco espin, fr. L. porcus swine + spina thorn, spine). The last part of the French word is perhaps a corruption… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcupine ant-eater — Porcupine Por cu*pine, n. [OE. porkepyn, porpentine, OF. porc espi, F. porc [ e]pic (cf. It. porco spino, porco spinoso, Sp. puerco espino, puerco espin, fr. L. porcus swine + spina thorn, spine). The last part of the French word is perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcupine crab — Porcupine Por cu*pine, n. [OE. porkepyn, porpentine, OF. porc espi, F. porc [ e]pic (cf. It. porco spino, porco spinoso, Sp. puerco espino, puerco espin, fr. L. porcus swine + spina thorn, spine). The last part of the French word is perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcupine disease — Porcupine Por cu*pine, n. [OE. porkepyn, porpentine, OF. porc espi, F. porc [ e]pic (cf. It. porco spino, porco spinoso, Sp. puerco espino, puerco espin, fr. L. porcus swine + spina thorn, spine). The last part of the French word is perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcupine fish — Porcupine Por cu*pine, n. [OE. porkepyn, porpentine, OF. porc espi, F. porc [ e]pic (cf. It. porco spino, porco spinoso, Sp. puerco espino, puerco espin, fr. L. porcus swine + spina thorn, spine). The last part of the French word is perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcupine grass — Porcupine Por cu*pine, n. [OE. porkepyn, porpentine, OF. porc espi, F. porc [ e]pic (cf. It. porco spino, porco spinoso, Sp. puerco espino, puerco espin, fr. L. porcus swine + spina thorn, spine). The last part of the French word is perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcupine wood — Porcupine Por cu*pine, n. [OE. porkepyn, porpentine, OF. porc espi, F. porc [ e]pic (cf. It. porco spino, porco spinoso, Sp. puerco espino, puerco espin, fr. L. porcus swine + spina thorn, spine). The last part of the French word is perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canada — Can a*da, n. A country in North America, bordering the United States on the north. It is a federation which includes English speaking provinces and the French speaking Province of Quebec. [1913 Webster +PJC] {Canada balsam}. See under {Balsam}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canada balsam — Canada Can a*da, n. A country in North America, bordering the United States on the north. It is a federation which includes English speaking provinces and the French speaking Province of Quebec. [1913 Webster +PJC] {Canada balsam}. See under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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