, befog, blog, bog, clog, cog, dog, flog, fog, frog, grog, hog, Hogg, hotdog, jog, log, nog, prog, slog, smog, snog, sprog, tautog, tog, trog, wog
•hangdog • lapdog • seadog • sheepdog
•watchdog • bulldog • gundog • firedog
•underdog • pettifog • pedagogue
•demagogue • synagogue • sandhog
•hedgehog • warthog • groundhog
•roadhog • backlog • Kellogg • weblog
prolog) • footslog
dialog) • duologue
, analogue (US
•monologue • apologue
catalog) • travelogue
•eggnog • leapfrog • bullfrog
•phizog • Herzog
/ ˈhejˌhôg; ˈhejˌhäg/
a nocturnal insectivorous Old World mammal (family Erinaceidae) with a spiny coat and short legs, able to roll itself into a ball for defense. Its several species include the
common hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) of western and northern Europe.
any other animal covered with spines, esp. a porcupine.
Small, nocturnal Eurasian mammal of the family Erinaceidae. It has short, sharp spines above, lighter-coloured fur below, and a pointed snout. It feeds on insects and other small animals, and defends itself by rolling into a ball with the spines outermost. Species Erinaceus europaeus.
in the Bestiaries it is said to gather fruit for its young by impalement on its spines; it may thus be taken to exemplify prudence, or as an image of the Devil harvesting unwary souls.