red ant

noun

Definition of red ant

: any of various reddish ants (such as the pharaoh ant)

Examples of red ant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The common red ant is ingenious at traversing terrain. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 This has meant trekking glaciers in Patagonia, bathing elephants and eating red ant eggs in Thailand, riding motorcycles through Vietnam's countryside, road tripping around the Himalayas, and summiting mountains in Montenegro. Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2022 The titular character is a red ant, who in Mr. Roldán’s scratchy drawings has a bulbous body, long antennae and a comical overbite. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2021 Linger on a brown too long and red ants bite the ankles. Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2019 Sweden has changed radically since the 1970s, but Bernie Sanders has stood still in time, an irritable red ant suspended in amber. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 20 June 2019 The animals were also bitten by red ants and close to the 17th fissure of the eruption. Natalie Dreier, ajc, 14 May 2018 The animal rescuers crawled through grass to the fence line to get to the dogs, which were covered in red ant bites, according to Hawaii News Now. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, 14 May 2018 Every summer, blood-red ants of the species Formica sanguinea go on a mission to capture slaves. Erica Tennenhouse, Science | AAAS, 11 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of red ant

1667, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red ant was in 1667

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“Red ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20ant. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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