hedge + pig
hedgepig (plural hedgepigs)
- (Berkshire and Oxfordshire) A hedgehog.
1855, Kingsley, Charles, “Clovelly Court in the Olden Time”, in Westward Ho!, fourth edition, Boston: Ticknor and Fields, published 1857, page 91:
- That sheeted heifer of Prowse’s is all wrong; her coat stares like a hedgepig's. Tell Jewell to go up and bring her in before night.
- Upton, Clive (2006) An Atlas of English Dialects, ISBN 9780415392334, Hedgehog, page 137