ant egg


Definition of ant egg

: one of the white egglike pupae or cocoons of ants that are often dried and sold for food for captive turtles, fish, and birds

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First Known Use of ant egg

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Ant egg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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