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.

Nearby words

  1. bullbat,
  2. bullboat,
  3. bullbrier,
  4. bullbucker,
  5. bulldog,
  6. bulldog clip,
  7. bulldog edition,
  8. bulldog forceps,
  9. bulldoze,
  10. bulldozer

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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