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

Origin of anthill

1250–1300; Middle English amete hulle, ampte hille;see ant, hill

Words Nearby anthill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for ant hill

ant hill

  1. a mound of soil, leaves, etc, near the entrance of an ants' nest, carried and deposited there by the ants while constructing the nest

  2. a mound of earth, usually about 2 metres high, built up by termites in forming a nest

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