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1. hedgehog

noun. ['ˈhɛdʒˌhɑːg'] small nocturnal Old World mammal covered with both hair and protective spines.

Synonyms

  • genus Erinaceus
  • quill
  • Erinaceus europaeus
  • Erinaceus
  • Erinaceus europeaeus

Etymology

  • hedge (English)
  • hegge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hog (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Hedgehog

  • groundhog

Example sentences of the word hedgehog


1. Noun, singular or mass
As good as hedgehog hearing is, it's only their second most valuable sense.

Quotes containing the word hedgehog


1. The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.
- Isaiah Berlin

2. hedgehog

noun. ['ˈhɛdʒˌhɑːg'] relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur.

Synonyms

  • gnawer
  • New World porcupine
  • porcupine
  • rodent
  • Old World porcupine

Etymology

  • hedge (English)
  • hegge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hog (English)
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