pismire

noun
pis·​mire | \ ˈpis-ˌmī(-ə)r How to pronounce pismire (audio) , ˈpiz- How to pronounce pismire (audio) \

Definition of pismire

: ant

First Known Use of pismire

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pismire

Middle English pissemire, from pisse urine + mire ant, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse maurr ant; akin to Latin formica ant, Greek myrmēx

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