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formicary

[fawr-mi-ker-ee] /ˈfɔr mɪˌkɛr i/
noun, plural formicaries.
1.
an ant nest.
Origin
1810-1820
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

/ˈfɔːmɪkərɪ/
noun (pl) -caries, -caria (-ˈkɛərɪə)
1.
less common names for ant hill
Word Origin
C19: from Medieval Latin formīcārium see formic
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Word Origin and History for formicary
n.

"ant nest," 1816, from Medieval Latin formicarium, from Latin formica "ant" (see Formica (n.2)).

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