Associations to the word «Hedgehog»

Wiktionary

HEDGEHOG, noun. A small mammal, of the subfamily Erinaceinae, characterized by its spiny back and by its habit of rolling itself into a ball when attacked.
HEDGEHOG, noun. A type of moveable military barricade made from crossed logs or steel bars, laced with barbed wire, used to damage or impede tanks and vehicles; Czech hedgehog.
HEDGEHOG, noun. The nickname for a spigot mortar-type of depth charge weapon from World War II that simultaneously fires a number of explosives into the water to create a pattern of underwater explosions intended to attack submerged submarines.
HEDGEHOG, noun. (Australia) A type of chocolate cake (or slice), somewhat similar to an American brownie.
HEDGEHOG, noun. A form of dredging machine.
HEDGEHOG, noun. The flowering plant Medicago intertexta, the pods of which are armed with short spines.
HEDGEHOG, noun. A kind of electrical transformer with open magnetic circuit, the ends of the iron wire core being turned outward and presenting a bristling appearance.
HEDGEHOG SIGNALLING PATHWAY, noun. (biochemistry) (genetics) A key regulator of animal development present in many organisms from flies to humans.

Dictionary definition

HEDGEHOG, noun. Relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur.
HEDGEHOG, noun. Small nocturnal Old World mammal covered with both hair and protective spines.

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