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Definition of "ant-lion" [ant•-li•on]

  • A neuropterous insect, the larva of which makes in the sand a pitfall to capture ants, etc. The common American species is Myrmeleon obsoletus, the European is Myrmeleon formicarius. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "ant-lion" in a sentence
  • "Warned by his talent, he steered clear of diversions such as dragon runs, tangle trees, ant-lion prides, choke nettles, saw grass, and other threats."
  • "The ant-lion continued to dig himself in out of pure annoyance, and no one knows if he ever found the way up again."
  • "He managed to catch hold of her ears and pulled and struggled with all his might while he shouted rude names at the ant-lion."