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antelope an animal with horns, a long neck, long legs, and hooves. Antelopes are known for their fast running. Antelopes are mammals that eat plants and chew their cud. The smallest kind of antelope is only one foot tall; the largest antelope is six feet tall at the shoulder. Gazelles, gnus, and impalas are all antelopes. Most antelopes live in Africa; some also live in Asia. [1/2 definitions]
ape a mammal in the group of primates, which includes chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, and orangutans. Apes do not have tails. They have very flexible hands and feet. Apes range in size from three to six feet tall, and they can weigh up to 450 pounds. Apes live in the forests in Africa and Asia. [1/2 definitions]
armadillo a mammal whose body is protected by hard, bony plates. Armadillos live in Central and South America, and the southern United States. Some kinds of armadillos are only six inches long; other kinds grow up to four feet in length. They eat mostly insects and are related to sloths and anteaters.
caterpillar the larva, or middle life stage, of a moth or butterfly. Caterpillars are round and long like worms, but have six legs. They may be brightly colored.
cube1 a solid figure with six square faces all the same size. [1/5 definitions]
dice small cubes with dots on each side numbering one to six. Dice are often used in pairs for board games and games of chance. [1/2 definitions]
elementary school a school for the first six to eight years of a child's education.
fathom a unit of length equal to six feet, used to measure the depth of water or mines. [1/2 definitions]
gorilla a very large ape that lives in African forests. Gorillas are the largest of the primates. Male gorillas living in zoos can weigh as much as six hundred pounds. All gorillas living in the wild are in danger of extinction.
guitar a stringed instrument with a long neck and five, six, or twelve strings that are strummed or plucked.
harp a large musical instrument with an upright triangular frame. Harps have forty-six strings and are played by plucking the strings with the fingers.
hexagon a flat, closed figure with six straight sides.
hockey a sport played on ice, with two teams of six skating players; ice hockey. Each team tries to drive a puck into the other's goal using sticks. [1/2 definitions]
honeycomb a group of many small cells made of wax in which bees store their honey. Each cell has thin walls and six sides. [1/3 definitions]
Iroquois a member of a large, united group of American Indian peoples of New York State. The Iroquois confederacy is made up of six different Indian nations.
king-size having a mattress and frame more than six feet long and six feet wide. [1/2 definitions]
light-year a unit of distance equal to the distance light can travel in one year, about six trillion miles.
Mohawk a member of a Native American people who once lived along this river, and now lives in northern New York and Canada. The Mohawk belong to the Iroquois confederation of Six Nations. [1/2 definitions]
New England the six states in the northeastern corner of the United States; Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
sex-1 a prefix that means "six."
six being six in number. [1/3 definitions]