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prickly pig noun

Echidna, the spine-covered egg-laying mammal sometimes misleadingly known as spiny anteater

Collected by

Win – 1980s?
Win Westerhoff – spouse of Clare

Notes

Echidnas live in Australia and New Guinea but their name has travelled thousands of km from Greece¹: good job we don’t have to explain it all to the wee beasties.

¹Either from Ἔχιδνα (Ekhidna), half woman half snake all monster from mythology, or from ἐχῖνος (ekhinos), hedgehog

Submitted: 05/03/2022 by Mark ● Last updated: 06/03/2022 11:11 by Mark

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