formicary

noun
for·​mi·​cary | \ ˈfȯr-mə-ˌker-ē How to pronounce formicary (audio) \
plural formicaries

Definition of formicary

: an ant nest

First Known Use of formicary

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for formicary

Medieval Latin formicarium, from Latin formica

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“Formicary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/formicary. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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