fire ant


noun

any of several omnivorous ants, as the migrant Solenopsis geminata originating in tropical and subtropical South America, having a sting that produces a burning sensation.

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Origin of fire ant

First recorded in 1790–1800
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fire ant

noun

any mound-building predatory ant of the genus Solenopsis, of tropical and subtropical America, that can inflict a painful sting
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