Definition of spiny mouse in English:

spiny mouse

noun

  • A mouse that has spines mixed with the hair on its back, native to Africa and SW Asia.

    • ‘Food that contains too much fat results in less fit spiny mice and it makes their fur greasy.’
    • ‘This ensures the spiny mouse is fully grown, and all their qualities are more pronounced then.’
    • ‘Golden spiny mice live in arid regions consisting of deserts and savannas dominated by rocky crevices.’
    • ‘Unlike lizards, however, the spiny mice can never grow tails to replace the ones they lose.’
    • ‘The spiny mouse gets its name from the adapted hairs on its body, which are similar to hedgehog spines.’