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Definitions and Synonyms of hedgehog | Another word for hedgehog | What is hedgehog?

Definition 1: small nocturnal Old World mammal covered with both hair and protective spines - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for hedgehog in the sense of this definition

(hedgehog is a kind of ...) small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals

(hedgehog is a part of ...) a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

(... is a member of hedgehog) type genus of the family Erinaceidae: hedgehogs

Definition 2: relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for hedgehog in the sense of this definition

(hedgehog is a kind of ...) relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing

(... is a kind of hedgehog ) terrestrial porcupine

(... is a kind of hedgehog ) arboreal porcupine

(hedgehog is a part of ...) a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

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