Definition of Fire ant

1. Noun. Omnivorous ant of tropical and subtropical America that can inflict a painful sting.

Generic synonyms: Ant, Emmet, Pismire
Group relationships: Genus Solenopsis, Solenopsis

Definition of Fire ant

1. Noun. Any of several red or yellow North American ants, of the genus ''Solenopsis'', that can inflict a harsh sting. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Ant

fire air
fire alarm
fire alarm horn
fire alarm horns
fire alarms
fire and brimstone
fire and forget
fire ant (current term)
fire ant stings
fire ants
fire at will
fire away
fire axe
fire axes
fire beetle
fire beetles
fire bell
fire bellied toad
fire blanket
fire blight
fire blights
fire block

Literary usage of Fire ant

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"HB Green, The Imported fire ant in the Southeastern United Stales, ... The imported fire ant is less significant as an agricultural pest than it is as a ..."

2. A Descriptive Dictionary of British Malaya by Nicholas Belfield Dennys (1894)
"the semut api, or " fire ant," the bite of which is aptly likened to the prick ... fire ant ..."

3. Adventures Among the Dyaks of Borneo by Frederick Boyle (1865)
"... Dyaks—Their Appearance—Costume—Houses—Deer-stalking—Walk to Nawang—Dyak Path—fire ant— ... fire ant ..."

4. Wanderings in South America, the North-west of the United States, and the by Charles Waterton (1879)
"This is popularly called the fire ant, on account of the sharpness of its sting. ... himself fell a victim to the fire ant:— " At this place I observed a ..."

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