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caiman


(KAY-muhn)

A big reptile that is related to alligators. Caimans live in and around bodies of water like rivers and lakes.

  caiman

liquid


(LIK-wid)

Something wet that you can pour. A liquid has no shape of its own. It takes the shape of whatever container it’s in.

liquid

proboscis


(proh-BAH-sis)

A part of some insects’ mouths that is long, thin, and hollow like a straw. A butterfly uses its proboscis to sip nectar from a flower.

proboscis

nectar


(NECK-tur)

A sweet liquid in some flowers. Many butterflies and hummingbirds drink nectar.

  nectar

antennas


(an-TEN-uhz)

An insect’s antennas are feelers. Insects feel and smell with their antennas. Another word for antennas is antennae (an-TEN-ee).

  antennas

insects


(IN-sekts)

Small animals with six legs, three main body sections, and sometimes wings. Butterflies are insects.

  insects
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