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pismire

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noun pis·mire \ˈpis-ˌmī(-ə)r, ˈpiz-\

Definition of pismire

  1. :  ant



Origin and Etymology of pismire

Middle English pissemire, from pisse urine + mire ant, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse maurr ant; akin to Latin formica ant, Greek myrmēx


First Known Use: 14th century

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