a mound of earth, leaves, etc., formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest.
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How to use anthill in a sentence
In some species, like the Northern Flicker woodpecker, a sticky mucus coats around the tongue to help collect grub, like ants down in an anthill.Why young orphans were once used as human refrigerators | PopSci Staff | February 9, 2022 | Popular-Science
He also wrote a novel, anthill, drawn from his groundbreaking research of ant behavior.E.O. Wilson Saw the World in a Wholly New Way - Issue 112: Inspiration | David Sloan Wilson | January 5, 2022 | Nautilus
Still later: a trash dump that rose up between the Mexican trees like a giant anthill.
Our own period is of no more importance in the general history of the universe than one anthill in the infinite.Urania | Camille Flammarion
They swarm like ants in an anthill; a single chamber often contains many hundreds.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
The Ajawa headman left the path on seeing us, and stood on an anthill to obtain a complete view of our party.
The whole slum-district turned out, dressed or half-dressed, like a fevered anthill.
A fork was better after all than one's fingers, and sitting on a chair in the study than on an anthill in the veld.Through Shot and Flame | J. D. Kestell.
British Dictionary definitions for ant hill
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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