the wingless female of any of several velvet ants, especially Dasymutilla occidentalis, of the southern U.S., which inflicts a painful sting.
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What does “yare” mean?
Origin of cow killer
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Words nearby cow killer
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Example sentences from the Web for cow killer
Hearing the cries of the sacred animals he rushed to their assistance, but the cow-killer was aided by his friends.