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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pocketlike fold of skin in the cheeks of various animals, such as squirrels, gophers, and monkeys, that functions as a means of carrying food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pouch in the cheek of some animals, usually used to carry food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sacklike dilation of the cheeks of certain monkeys and rodents, used for holding food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A special dilatation of the skin or of the skin and mucous membrane of the cheek, forming a pouch or bag outside the teeth, in many animals, as monkeys, squirrels, and various other rodents.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a membranous pouch inside the mouth of many rodents (as a gopher)

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