carp-enter ant

carpenter ant

noun
a black or brown ant of the genus Camponotus that nests in the wood of decaying or dead trees in which it bores tunnels for depositing its eggs.

Origin:
1880–85

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carpenter ant

noun
ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggs 
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