wood ant

noun

Definition of wood ant

1a : a large widely distributed ant (Formica rufa) or a related American ant (F. exsectoides) that lives in woods and builds large nests
2 : termite

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“Wood ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20ant. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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