Definition of carpenter ant in English:

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carpenter ant

noun

A large ant which burrows into wood to make a nest.
  • Genus Camponotus, family Formicidae: numerous species.
Example sentences
  • In order to trace genetic changes they then compared the B. pennsylvanicus genome to the sequence from a related carpenter ant, B. floridanus.
  • We shall use these badly needed funds for the dentist, and for such luxuries as killing the carpenter ant infestation, and for paying off the tax guy.
  • They will kill all your fire ants and carpenter ants and termites.

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