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Definition of Hedgehog rat
Hedgehog ratRat Rat, n. [AS. r[ae]t; akin to D. rat, OHG. rato, ratta, G.
ratte, ratze, OLG. ratta, LG. & Dan. rotte, Sw. r[*a]tta, F.
rat, Ir. & Gael radan, Armor. raz, of unknown origin. Cf.
1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the several species of small rodents of
the genus Mus and allied genera, larger than mice, that
infest houses, stores, and ships, especially the Norway,
or brown, rat (M. Alexandrinus). These were introduced
into Anerica from the Old World.
2. A round and tapering mass of hair, or similar material,
used by women to support the puffs and rolls of their
natural hair. [Local, U.S.]
3. One who deserts his party or associates; hence, in the
trades, one who works for lower wages than those
prescribed by a trades union. [Cant]
Note: ``It so chanced that, not long after the accession of
the house of Hanover, some of the brown, that is the
German or Norway, rats, were first brought over to this
country (in some timber as is said); and being much
stronger than the black, or, till then, the common,
rats, they in many places quite extirpated the latter.
The word (both the noun and the verb to rat) was first,
as we have seen, leveled at the converts to the
government of George the First, but has by degrees
obtained a wide meaning, and come to be applied to any
sudden and mercenary change in politics.' --Lord
Bamboo rat (Zo["o]l.), any Indian rodent of the genus
Beaver rat, Coast rat. (Zo["o]l.) See under Beaver and
Blind rat (Zo["o]l.), the mole rat.
Cotton rat (Zo["o]l.), a long-haired rat (Sigmodon
hispidus), native of the Southern United States and
Mexico. It makes its nest of cotton and is often injurious
to the crop.
Ground rat. See Ground Pig, under Ground.
Hedgehog rat. See under Hedgehog.
Kangaroo rat (Zo["o]l.), the potoroo.
Norway rat (Zo["o]l.), the common brown rat. See Rat.
Pouched rat. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) See Pocket Gopher, under Pocket.
(b) Any African rodent of the genus Cricetomys.
Rat Indians (Ethnol.), a tribe of Indians dwelling near
Fort Ukon, Alaska. They belong to Athabascan stock.
Rat mole. (Zo["o]l.) See Mole rat, under Mole.
Rat pit, an inclosed space into which rats are put to be
killed by a dog for sport.
Rat snake (Zo["o]l.), a large colubrine snake (Ptyas
mucosus) very common in India and Ceylon. It enters
dwellings, and destroys rats, chickens, etc.
Spiny rat (Zo["o]l.), any South America rodent of the genus
To smell a rat. See under Smell.
Wood rat (Zo["o]l.), any American rat of the genus
Neotoma, especially N. Floridana, common in the
Southern United States. Its feet and belly are white. Hedgehog ratHedgehog Hedge"hog`, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) A small European insectivore (Erinaceus
Europ[ae]us), and other allied species of Asia and
Africa, having the hair on the upper part of its body
mixed with prickles or spines. It is able to roll itself
into a ball so as to present the spines outwardly in every
direction. It is nocturnal in its habits, feeding chiefly
2. (Zo["o]l.) The Canadian porcupine.[U.S]
3. (Bot.) A species of Medicago (M. intertexta), the pods
of which are armed with short spines; -- popularly so
4. A form of dredging machine. --Knight.
Hedgehog caterpillar (Zo["o]l.), the hairy larv[ae] of
several species of bombycid moths, as of the Isabella
moth. It curls up like a hedgehog when disturbed. See
Woolly bear, and Isabella moth.
Hedgehog fish (Zo["o]l.), any spinose plectognath fish,
esp. of the genus Diodon; the porcupine fish.
Hedgehog grass (Bot.), a grass with spiny involucres,
growing on sandy shores; burgrass (Cenchrus
Hedgehog rat (Zo["o]l.), one of several West Indian
rodents, allied to the porcupines, but with ratlike tails,
and few quills, or only stiff bristles. The hedgehog rats
belong to Capromys, Plagiodon, and allied genera.
Hedgehog shell (Zo["o]l.), any spinose, marine, univalve
shell of the genus Murex.
Hedgehog thistle (Bot.), a plant of the Cactus family,
globular in form, and covered with spines
Sea hedgehog. See Diodon.
Meaning of Hedgehog rat from wikipedia
- large rat
at 3–5 years. Lack of predators
to a longer lifespan
(8–10 years depending
on size). Hedgehogs
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- in the hedgehog subfamily
or moon-rats, which
are not rats at all, but rather
hairy, superficially rat
of the hedgehog
- the hedgehog
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