Definition of Formicary

1. Noun. A mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest.

Exact synonyms: Anthill
Generic synonyms: Hammock, Hillock, Hummock, Knoll, Mound



Definition of Formicary

1. n. The nest or dwelling of a swarm of ants; an ant-hill.

Definition of Formicary

1. Noun. An ant colony, a pile of earth built by ants in which they nest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Formicary

1. [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Formicary

1. The nest or dwelling of a swarm of ants; an ant-hill. Origin: LL. Formicarium, fr. L. Formica an ant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formicary

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formic
formic acid
formic aldehyde
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formicaite
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formicaroid
formicary (current term)
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formidability
formidable

Literary usage of Formicary

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1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1877)
"that part 3f the formicary which is above ground and is apparently the most considerable. There is however a hidden portion which is immense in extent, ..."

2. Stoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by American supplement, Encyclopaedia britannica (1883)
"Several queens may exist in a large nest, and workers have been seen after a marriage-flight seizing and dragging into a formicary the newly-fertilized ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"... thorax, and petiole coarsely reticulate rugose, base of gaster not striated. formicary under stones. (Central Texas. ... formicary not under stones, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1885)
"I saw one formicary in South Park, which was established under a large stone, along the edges of which the gates or openings were placed. ..."

5. First Lessons in Zoology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1903)
"A "formicary" is simply an artificial nest in which an ant colony has ... Professor Comstock gives the following directions for arranging a formicary: " The ..."

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