Pheidole

noun

Phei·​do·​le
fīˈdōlē
: a large and widely distributed genus of seed-storing ants having highly polymorphic workers

Word History

Etymology

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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“Pheidole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pheidole. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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