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cheek pouch

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noun
  1. a sac in the cheek of certain animals, as squirrels, in which food may be carried.
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Origin of cheek pouch

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for cheek pouch

Historical Examples

  • In the cheek-pouch of the female were found the claws and body of a crab.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

    Robert A. Sterndale

  • In passing from East to West we lose the cheek-pouch characteristic and we find that of the prehensile tail.


British Dictionary definitions for cheek pouch

cheek pouch

noun
  1. a membranous pouch inside the mouth of many rodents and some other mammals: used for holding food
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