fire ant

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fire ant

noun

: a type of ant that gives a very painful bite

Full Definition of FIRE ANT

:  any of a genus (Solenopsis) of fiercely stinging omnivorous ants; especially :  imported fire ant

First Known Use of FIRE ANT

1796

fire ant

noun \-ˌant\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FIRE ANT

: any ant of the genus Solenopsis; especially : imported fire ant

fire ant

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of a genus (Solenopsis) of insects in the ant family, several species of which are common in southern North America. They are red or yellowish and can inflict a severe sting. The semipermanent nest consists of a loose mound with open craters for ventilation. The workers (see caste) are notorious for damaging planted grain and attacking poultry.

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