From a hypothetical Old French *eriz, from Latin erīcius (“hedgehog”), with the suffix -on added later. Another possibilty may be a Vulgar Latin root *erīcio, ericione, but this would have seemingly produced an *erçon in Old French. Compare, however, Catalan eriçó and Romansch erizun.
hérisson m (plural hérissons, feminine hérissonne)
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