Part of speech: noun

A small insectivorous mammal armed with stout spines; porcupine.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", J. Henri Fabre.