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British pronunciation/pˈa‍ʊt‍ʃ/
American pronunciation/ˈpaʊtʃ/
Pouch
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a pocket-like structure that female marsupials, such as kangaroos, use to carry their young with them

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pouch definition and meaning

What is a "pouch"?

A pouch is a specialized anatomical structure found in certain animals, particularly marsupials. It is a soft, external pocket of skin that is typically located on the abdomen or lower body of the animal. The pouch serves as a protective enclosure for carrying and nurturing the young offspring, known as joeys, after birth. The pouch is unique to marsupials and provides a warm and secure environment where underdeveloped newborns can continue their development and receive essential care from their mothers. The pouch is lined with mammary glands that produce milk, allowing the joeys to attach to a teat and continue their growth and nourishment. As the joeys grow and mature, they gradually spend less time inside the pouch until they eventually leave and become more independent. The pouch is a distinctive feature of marsupials and plays a vital role in their reproductive and parenting strategies.

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a small bag or sack, often made of soft material, that is used to carry or store small items or objects

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pouch definition and meaning

What is a "pouch"?

A pouch is a small bag that is typically used to carry small objects such as coins, jewelry, or other personal items. It usually has a drawstring or zipper closure and can be made of various materials such as leather, cloth, or plastic. Pouches can be used for everyday items or for more specific purposes such as for holding makeup, travel documents, or small electronic devices. They come in different sizes and shapes to fit different needs and can be carried in a pocket or attached to a belt or backpack.

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an enclosed space

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to pouch
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swell or protrude outwards

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put into a small bag

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send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels

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The penguin covered its egg with its brood pouch, shielding it from the harsh Antarctic cold.
The baby kangaroo, called a joey, stays in its mother's pouch for several months.
Female kangaroos carry their young, called joeys, in their pouches, providing warmth and protection until they are fully developed.
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