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cheek pouch

Syllabification: cheek pouch

Definition of cheek pouch in English:

noun

A saclike fold of skin on either side of the mouth, especially in squirrels, monkeys, and gophers, used for carrying food.
Example sentences
  • They all have a large, fur-lined cheek pouch that opens next to the mouth and extends back along the shoulders.
  • Food is packed into the cheek pouches and carried to underground storage chambers.
  • Chipmunks have large cheek pouches where they carry food back to store in their burrows.

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