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Definition 1: a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog - [noun denoting animal]

(quill is a kind of ...) a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin

(... is part of quill) small nocturnal Old World mammal covered with both hair and protective spines

(... is part of quill) relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur

Definition 2: the hollow spine of a feather - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for quill in the sense of this definition

(quill is a kind of ...) a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant

(... is part of quill) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Definition 3: any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for quill in the sense of this definition

(quill is a kind of ...) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

(... is a kind of quill ) one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing

(... is a kind of quill ) feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a bird

(... is part of quill) a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

Definition 4: pen made from a bird's feather - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for quill in the sense of this definition

(quill is a kind of ...) a writing implement with a point from which ink flows

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