[ ant-hil ]
/ ˈæntˌhɪl /
a mound of earth, leaves, etc., formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest.
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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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