[hej-hog, -hawg] /ˈhɛdʒˌhɒg, -ˌhɔg/
an Old World, insect-eating mammal of the genus Erinaceus, especially E. europaeus, having spiny hairs on the back and sides.
any small nocturnal Old World mammal of the genus Erinaceus, such as E. europaeus, and related genera, having a protective covering of spines on the back: family Erinaceidae, order Insectivora (insectivores) related adjective erinaceous
any other insectivore of the family Erinaceidae, such as the moon rat
(US) any of various other spiny animals, esp the porcupine
mid-15c. (replacing Old English igl), from hedge (n.) + hog (n.); the second element a reference to its pig-like snout.
noun 1. an erect, cruciferous herb, Sisymbrium officinale, having a garlicky odor. noun 1. another name for garlic mustard
noun, Midland U.S. 1. osage orange.
noun 1. a mutual fund organized as a limited partnership and using high-risk, speculative methods to obtain large profits. noun 1. a largely unregulated speculative fund which offers substantial returns for high-risk investments
[hahyd-n] /ˈhaɪd n/ noun 1. Eric, born 1958, U.S. speed skater.