Definition of ant lion in English:

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ant lion

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noun

An insect that resembles a dragonfly, with predatory larvae that construct conical pits into which insect prey, especially ants, fall.
  • Family Myrmeleontidae, order Neuroptera.
Example sentences
  • This was also found in at least one other insect species, the ant lion.
  • I was up to my waist, and as each wave receded I was being pushed forward, and the sand was being dragged from beneath me, in much the same way as an ant lion catches its prey.
  • However, when excluding one outlier, the ant lion, the correlations are again significant.

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Syllabification: ant li·on

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