hog·​let ˈhȯ-glət How to pronounce hoglet (audio)
plural hoglets
chiefly British
: a baby hedgehog (see hedgehog sense 1a)
Just four days old and 2.5 inches long, an abandoned hoglet—as baby hedgehogs are often called—snuggles up to a folded towel at a rescue center in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.National Geographic
Hedgehogs usually give birth in June and July, though the hoglet season can begin in early spring following a mild winter and stretch until autumn.hedgehogstreet.org

Examples of hoglet in a Sentence

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Word History


hog entry 1 + -let

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hoglet was in 1611

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“Hoglet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoglet. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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