anthill

[ ant-hil ]
/ ˈæntˌhɪl /

noun

a mound of earth, leaves, etc., formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest.

Nearby words

  1. antheridiophore,
  2. antheridium,
  3. antherozoid,
  4. anthesis,
  5. anthesteria,
  6. antho-,
  7. anthocarpous,
  8. anthocyanin,
  9. anthodium,
  10. anthol.

Origin of anthill

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

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Word Origin and History for anthill

anthill

n.

late 13c., from ant + hill.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper