Definition of bulldog ant in English:

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bulldog ant


A large Australian ant with large jaws and a powerful sting. Also called bull ant.
  • Genus Myrmecia, family Formicidae.
Example sentences
  • On the way, he was bitten by a red-bellied black snake, attacked by bulldog ants, chased by crocodiles, and stranded by swift-flowing rivers.
  • Jackjumpers and bulldog ants are native to Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania.
  • The Aruntas of Australia think that a medicine man's powers will be destroyed if he is bitten by a bulldog ant.

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