Verboticism: Bristleflage

'They're so cute! What kind of kittens are they? Porcupines.'

DEFINITION: Something, or someone, that appears to be warm and fuzzy but is, when you get close, sharp and prickly.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /'bri-s&l-"fläzh/

Sentence: Some cacti use spines as a deterrent against predators, but the teddy-bear cholla's bristleflage is just mean.

Etymology: From bristle + camouflage

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