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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ant-lion  \Ant"-li`on\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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  {M.  formicarius}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antlion 
  n  1:  the  larva  of  an  ant  lion  or  of  any  of  several  other  insects 
  [syn:  {doodlebug},  {ant  lion}] 
  2:  winged  insect  resembling  a  dragonfly;  the  larvae 
  (doodlebugs)  dig  conical  pits  where  they  wait  to  catch 
  e.g.  ants  [syn:  {ant  lion},  {antlion  fly}] 




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