1. porcupine

noun. ['ˈpɔrkjəˌpaɪn'] relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur.


  • quill
  • gnawer
  • New World porcupine
  • rodent
  • Old World porcupine

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Rhymes with Porcupine

  • alpine
  • champine
  • clozapine
  • lupine
  • mcalpine
  • shampine

How do you pronounce porcupine?

Pronounce porcupine as ˈpɔrkjəˌpaɪn.

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Sentences with porcupine

1. Noun, singular or mass
Center the porcupine pineapple on your tray and fill in with canned chunks.

2. Adjective
Sprinkle a porcupine repellent around your yard.

Quotes about porcupine

1. A few said they'd be horses. Most said they'd be some sort of cat. My friend said she'd like to come back as a porcupine. I don't like crowds, she said.
- Brian Andreas

2. I don’t understand how I could have believed you were a warm, affectionate, and tenderhearted person! You’re obviously as prickly as a porcupine and any man who comes close to you will end up with a face full of quills!
- Colleen Houck

3. Once I got away from him, I was smart enough to stay away from him. To hunt that one is as wise as to go hunting a porcupine. I cannot leave this alone, Nighteyes.I understand. I am the same about porcupines.
- Robin Hobb, Assassin's Quest