- a mound of earth, leaves, etc., formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest.
Origin of anthill
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- a mound of soil, leaves, etc, near the entrance of an ants' nest, carried and deposited there by the ants while constructing the nest
- a mound of earth, usually about 2 metres high, built up by termites in forming a nest
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Word Origin and History for ant hill
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