bulldog ant


noun

any of several aggressive ants of the genus Myrmecia, mostly of Australia and Tasmania, capable of inflicting a painful and potentially dangerous sting.

Origin of bulldog ant

First recorded in 1850–55
Also called bull ant, jumper ant.
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British Dictionary definitions for bulldog ant

bulldog ant

noun

another name for bull ant

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