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Noun: quill  kwil
  1. Pen made from a bird's feather
    - quill pen
  2. A stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog
  3. Any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
    - flight feather, pinion, quill feather
  4. The hollow spine of a feather
    - calamus, shaft

Derived forms: quills

Type of: feather, pen, plume, rib, spine

Part of: Erinaceus europaeus, Erinaceus europeaeus, feather, hedgehog, plume, porcupine, porky [N. Amer], wing

Encyclopedia: Quill, Peter