pismire


pis·mire

noun \ˈpis-ˌmī(-ə)r, ˈpiz-\

Definition of PISMIRE

:  ant

Origin 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

Other Insect Terms

drone, entomology, gadfly, proboscis, vespine

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