Definition of white ant in English:

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white ant

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wīt ˌant/

noun

Another term for termite.
Example sentences
  • The skeletons of outsized Victorian sofas and armchairs lies dotted around the parquet floors, their chintz entirely eaten away by white ants.
  • Apart from the problems with the Tiwi Aborigines there were the white ants and the occasional cyclone which made life rather difficult.
  • The lodge is built from cypress pine, a standard building material in the mallee country, due largely to its resistance to white ants.

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