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anteater a mammal that uses its long, sticky tongue to eat ants and termites. True anteaters have no teeth, are furry, and live in Central or South America. They are related to armadillos and sloths. Other kinds of mammals that eat ants are also sometimes called anteaters, but they are not related to American anteaters.
chow2 a Chinese breed of dog. Chows are sturdy dogs of medium size with a thick red or black coat, a black tongue, and a tail that curls over the back.
click a sound that is made in some African languages by breathing in and clicking the tongue. [1/7 definitions]
consonant a sound in a language made by stopping or restricting the flow of air through the mouth using speech organs such as the tongue, teeth, or lips. The sounds represented by the letters "d," "k," "b," "s," and "m" are examples of consonants in English. [1/2 definitions]
lap3 to lick up with the tongue, as drink or food (often followed by "up"). [1/3 definitions]
lick to pass the tongue over or along the surface of. [2/7 definitions]
suck to pull into the mouth by using the tongue and lips to make a vacuum. [2/5 definitions]
taste bud one of the bumps on the surface of the tongue that form the sense organ of taste. The taste buds sense whether something is sweet, sour, salty, or bitter.
tonsil either of two spongy parts which hang in the throat near the back of the tongue.