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fire ant

noun
1.
any of several omnivorous ants, as the migrant Solenopsis geminata originating in tropical and subtropical South America, having a sting that produces a burning sensation.
Origin of fire ant
1790-1800
1790-1800
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  • The fire ant of the tropics does not merely bite into the animal or person who disturbs it, but bites out, as may be said.

    Up the Forked River Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • There are also two kinds of ants, the sěmut pi (“fire ant”) and the sěmut lda (“pepper ant”), whose bites are peculiarly painful.

  • Then, pointing the nose of the animal toward the trail, he gave his haunch a pinch like the nipping of a fire ant.

    Up the Forked River Edward Sylvester Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for fire ant

fire ant

noun
1.
any mound-building predatory ant of the genus Solenopsis, of tropical and subtropical America, that can inflict a painful sting
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