fire ant

noun

Definition of fire ant

  1. :  any of a genus (Solenopsis) of fiercely stinging omnivorous ants; especially :  imported fire ant

1796

First Known Use of fire ant

1796


FIRE ANT Defined for English Language Learners

fire ant

noun

Definition of fire ant for English Language Learners

  • : a type of ant that gives a very painful bite


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fire ant

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noun \-ˌant\

Medical Definition of fire ant

  1. :  any ant of the genus Solenopsis; especially :  imported fire ant


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