silky ant

noun

: a common widely-distributed black ant (Formica fusca) with colonies having more than one queen

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silky ant was in 1846

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“Silky ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silky%20ant. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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