cheek pouch


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cheek pouch a membranous pouch inside the mouth of many rodents (as a gopher)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.
    • Cheek pouch (Zoöl) a sacklike dilation of the cheeks of certain monkeys and rodents, used for holding food.
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In literature:

None of these apes have tails, and none of them possess the cheek pouches common among monkeys.
"Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature" by Thomas H. Huxley
None of these apes have tails, and none of them possess the cheek pouches common among monkeys.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
All have cheek pouches, and though some have long tails, in others the tail is short, or reduced to a mere stump.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
Between the cheek and the jaw, on each side of the mouth, there is a pouch, as in the monkey tribe, lined with a cuticle.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
In each cheek he has a pouch, or pocket, large enough to hold nearly a handful of grain, so the little rascal carries his stores very easily.
"Stories of California" by Ella M. Sexton
To and fro he went along the fence with his cheek-pouches full of corn and nuts.
"The Magic Speech Flower" by Melvin Hix
Alexander produced from his pouch four small red-cheeked apples.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
They have the stomach simple, and cheek-pouches are always present.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
His method of emptying his pouches is most interesting; with his two tiny paws he delicately presses the food from his cheeks.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
It possesses also large cheek-pouches, similar in their use to those of monkeys.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
They break the fruit to pieces, cram it into their cheek-pouches, and keep it until hungry.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Hollows were revealed in his cheeks, and there were pouches under his eyes.
"Mrs. Fitz" by J. C. Snaith
The cheek pouches of many specimens taken in early winter contained green shoots of grass and little dry material.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
His skin was a waxy yellow and his cheeks hung in deep pouches.
"Napoleon's Young Neighbor" by Helen Leah Reed
The Cheek-pouched Monkeys form the third family of the quadrumana.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
Mr. Hamster's sacks are his cheek-pouches, one on each side.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
It has cheek pouches.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
None of these apes have tails, and none of them possess the cheek-pouches common among monkeys.
"Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
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"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
The cheeks are provided with pouches.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various

In news:

These furry animals have little pouches on their cheeks in which they haul seeds back to their subterranean lairs.