fire ant

noun
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

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

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