Author
Davis, Tom
Title
He's Stuck on 'Quill Pigs'
Series
Our Wisconsin, Vol. 4, #1, December [2015]-Januarh, 2015, pp. 19-20.
Publisher
Reiman Wisconsin, LLC
City
Manitowish Waters
Date
2015
Original Date
Libraries
LOW PLL
URL
Comments
The author states that a baby porcupine is a porcupette. However, "porcupette" is not in Webster's Third International, the O.E.D., nor the Random House Unabridged dictionaries. A search of web dictionaries shows the word, but without any examples of prior usage. Scientific sites do not seem to use the word, except that of the San Diego Zoo, which refers to a porcupine baby at the zoo as a "porcupette." The word is also used in a computer game, "WOW".