Pheidole

noun Phei·do·le \ fīˈdōlē \

Definition of Pheidole

:a large and widely distributed genus of seed-storing ants having highly polymorphic workers

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Origin and Etymology of pheidole

New Latin, from Greek pheidōlē, feminine of pheidōlos thrifty, from pheidesthai to spare, be sparing; probably akin to Sanskrit bhedati he splits


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