velvet ant

noun

: any of various solitary usually brightly colored and hairy fossorial wasps (family Mutillidae) with the female wingless

Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of velvet ant was in 1748

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“Velvet ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/velvet%20ant. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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