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porcupine grass

  

      n     (Austral)      another name for       spinifex       2  
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spinifex  
      n  
1    any Australian grass of the genus Spinifex, having pointed leaves and spiny seed heads: often planted to bind loose sand  
2      (Also called)    porcupine grass            (Austral)   any of various coarse spiny-leaved inland grasses of the genus Triodia  
     (C19: from New Latin, from Latin spina a thorn + -fex maker, from facere to make)  

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porcupine  
      n   any of various large hystricomorph rodents of the families Hystricidae, of Africa, Indonesia, S Europe, and S Asia, and Erethizontidae, of the New World. All species have a body covering of protective spines or quills  
     (C14 porc despyne pig with spines, from Old French porc espin; see pork, spine)  
  porcupinish      adj  
  porcupiny      adj  


porcupine fish  
      n   any of various plectognath fishes of the genus Diodon and related genera, of temperate and tropical seas, having a body that is covered with sharp spines and can be inflated into a globe: family Diodontidae,   (Also called)    globefish  
porcupine grass  
      n     (Austral)      another name for       spinifex       2  
porcupine provisions  
      pl n     (Finance)   provisions, such as poison pills or staggered directorships, made in the bylaws of a company to deter takeover bids,   (Also called)    shark repellents  

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v.
1. the operation or work of cutting grass and curing it for hay 2. the act of taking full advantage of an easy opportunity
n.
A seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. Also called Neptune grass.
[Bot.] Latin: Posidonia oceanica. Another species (Posidonia australis) is endemic to Australia.
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