What does the word hedgehog mean?

Usage examples for hedgehog

  1. And just then the hedgehog which Humphrey had surmised might be in the hollow, moved a little farther along on the branch, rustling the leaves as he did so. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  2. Hardly had I landed, when there bounded toward me a dozen strange beings, of what description it was almost impossible to distinguish through the blinding rain- a species of human hedgehog, each dragging some large black object; they came screaming around me and stopped my progress. – Madame Chrysantheme Complete by Pierre Loti Last Updated: March 4, 2009
  3. It should imitate the Anoxia- larva and remain rolled up like a Hedgehog until the enemy retires. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre