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-ant British & World English

(Forming adjectives) denoting attribution of an action or state

ant British & World English

A small insect typically having a sting and living in a complex social colony with one or more breeding queens. It is wingless except for fertile adults, which form large mating swarms, and is proverbial for its industriousness

ant- British & World English

variant spelling of anti-.

ant English Thesaurus

myrmecology

anti- British & World English

Opposed to; against

ant- in anti- British & World English

Opposed to; against

dependent New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

relying on someone or something

-ant in superintendent New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in titles; abbreviation Supt; not -ant)

ant heap British & World English

Another term for anthill.

ant lion British & World English

An insect that resembles a dragonfly, with predatory larvae that construct conical pits into which insect prey, especially ants, fall

army ant British & World English

A blind nomadic tropical ant that forages in large columns, preying chiefly on insects and spiders

black ant British & World English

A small ant which is black in colour and is typically found in and around houses

bull ant British & World English

Another term for bulldog ant.

fire ant British & World English

A tropical American ant that has a painful and sometimes dangerous sting

honey ant British & World English

Another term for honeypot ant.

meat ant British & World English

A carnivorous Australian ant, especially a large reddish-purple kind that builds mounds

white ant British & World English

Another term for termite.

wood ant British & World English

A large reddish-brown European ant found chiefly in woodland, living in nest mounds which it defends by spraying formic acid at the attacker

amazon ant British & World English

A small reddish ant which captures the pupae of other ant colonies to raise as slaves

ant-thrush British & World English

Any of a number of thrush-sized ant-eating birds:

bulldog ant British & World English

A large Australian ant with large jaws and a powerful sting

driver ant British & World English

Another term for army ant.

pharaoh ant British & World English

A small yellowish African ant that has established itself worldwide, living as a pest in heated buildings

velvet ant British & World English

An ant-like velvety-bodied insect that is related to the wasps. The female is wingless and the larvae parasitize the young of bees and wasps in the nest

weaver ant British & World English

A tropical ant which builds its nest between leaves that are fastened together using silk secreted by the larvae

Argentine ant British & World English

A small South American ant that has become established in parts of Europe and Africa

carpenter ant British & World English

A large ant which burrows into wood to make a nest

harvester ant British & World English

An ant that gathers and stores seeds and grain as a communal food source for the colony

honeypot ant British & World English

An ant that stores large amounts of honeydew and nectar in its elastic abdomen, which becomes greatly distended. This is then fed to nest mates by regurgitation

leafcutter ant British & World English

A tropical ant which cuts pieces from leaves and carries them back to the nest for use as a culture medium for growing food fungi

slave-making ant British & World English

An ant that raids the nests of other ant species and steals the pupae, which later become workers in the new colony

the ant's pants British & World English

An outstandingly good person or thing


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