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hedgehog

hedge·hog

hedgehog

 
pronunciation:
hej hag [or] hej hawg
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very small animal with a pointed nose and a very short tail. Hedgehogs have brown and yellow fur with spines that stick out and protect them when they roll into a ball. They make tunnels in rows of bushes called hedges. Hedgehogs are insectivores; they are mammals that eat insects. Different kinds of hedgehogs live in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
 
definition 2: another name for the American porcupine, a kind of rodent.
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