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kelep

[kel-ep, kuh-lep] /ˈkɛl ɛp, kəˈlɛp/
noun
1.
a stinging ant, Ectatomma tuberculatum, introduced into the U.S. from Guatemala, that preys on the boll weevil.
Origin of kelep
Kekchi
1900-1905
1900-05; < Kekchi (Mayan language of Guatemala)
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