formicary

formicary

[fawr-mi-ker-ee]
noun, plural formicaries.
an ant nest.

Origin:
1810–20; < Medieval Latin formīcārium ant hill, noun use of neuter of *formīcārius of, pertaining to ants. See formic, -arium

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formicary or formicarium (ˈfɔːmɪkərɪ, ˌfɔːmɪˈkɛərɪəm)
 
n , pl -caries, -caria
less common names for ant hill
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin formīcārium see formic]
 
formicarium or formicarium (ˈfɔːmɪkərɪ, ˌfɔːmɪˈkɛərɪəm, -ˈkɛərɪə)
 
n
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin formīcārium see formic]

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