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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
1790-1800
1790-1800
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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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