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ant US English

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

ant- US English

Variant spelling of anti- before a vowel or h (as in Antarctic).

-ant US English

(Forming adjectives) denoting attribution of an action or state

anti- US English

Opposed to; against

ant- in anti- US English

Opposed to; against

ant bear US English

Another term for aardvark.

ant lion US English

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

army ant US English

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

black ant US English

An ant that is black and is often found in and around houses

fire ant US English

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

wood ant US English

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

white ant US English

Another term for termite.

honey ant US 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

meat ant US English

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

amazon ant US English

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

ant-thrush US English

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

bulldog ant US English

A large Australian ant with large jaws and a powerful sting

pharaoh ant US English

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

driver ant US English

Another term for army ant.

velvet ant US English

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

weaver ant US English

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

Argentine ant US English

A small South American ant that has become established in parts of the US

carpenter ant US English

A large ant that burrows into wood to nest

harvester ant US English

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

honeypot ant US English

Another term for honey ant.

leafcutter ant US English

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

slave-making ant US English

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

anthill US English

A moundlike nest built by ants or termites

pissant US English

An insignificant or contemptible person or thing

anteater US English

A mammal that feeds on ants and termites. It has a long snout and sticky tongue

pharaoh's ant in pharaoh ant US English

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

slave-maker ant in slave-making ant US English

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

ant US Thesaurus

myrmecology

ant English-Spanish

hormiga feminine

dependent New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

relying on someone or something


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