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aardvark a large mammal with a long snout, long ears, a long tail, and almost no hair. Aardvarks are active at night, when they use their powerful claws to dig open ant or termite nests. They catch their food with long, sticky tongues. Aardvarks live in southern and central Africa. Although they are sometimes called anteaters, aardvarks are not closely related to any other kind of mammal.
anthill a pile of earth made by ants as they dig their underground nest. Anthills are found near the nest entrance.
burrow to dig into or in the earth. [1/3 definitions]
clam to search or dig for clams. [1/2 definitions]
claw to scratch, tear, dig, or pull with or as if with claws. [1/4 definitions]
dug1 past tense and past participle of dig.
elephant an enormous mammal with a very long nose called a trunk. Elephants have curved tusks, huge, floppy ears, and four long, thick legs. Elephants use their trunks to pick up food, drink water, or lift things. They use their tusks to dig roots. Elephants travel in herds, eating tons of plants every day. African elephants are the largest mammals that live on land. Indian elephants are smaller and can be trained to work with people.
fork to pierce, dig, lift, or carry with a fork. [1/4 definitions]
grub to dig up, especially to take out rocks or roots [2/3 definitions]
hoe to use a hoe on; dig or weed. [1/2 definitions]
mine2 to dig in the earth for minerals such as gold or coal; work in a mine. [1/5 definitions]
paw to hit, dig at, or scrape with claws or feet. [1/3 definitions]
root2 to dig or turn over soil. [1/2 definitions]
spade1 to dig or cut with a spade. [1/2 definitions]
unearth to dig up out of the earth. [1/2 definitions]