cheek pouch

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. chee-chee,
  2. cheechako,
  3. cheek,
  4. cheek by jowl,
  5. cheek muscle,
  6. cheek strap,
  7. cheek tooth,
  8. cheekbone,
  9. cheeked,
  10. cheekpiece

Origin of cheek pouch

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for cheek pouch

cheek pouch

noun

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