for·​mi·​cary ˈfȯr-mə-ˌker-ē How to pronounce formicary (audio)
plural formicaries
: an ant nest

Word History


Medieval Latin formicarium, from Latin formica

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of formicary was in 1816

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Cite this Entry

“Formicary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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