noun, plural for·mi·car·ies.
Origin of formicary
Examples from the Web for formicary
Historical Examples of formicary
Sir John Lubbock chloroformed some Lasius niger belonging to his formicary.The Dawn of Reason
Ants may be readily kept in the schoolroom in an artificial nest or formicary and their life-history and habits closely watched.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
Another feature evident in disturbing a formicary is the general harmony in which the individuals of any one colony work together.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
At one formicary half a dozen or more young queens were out at the same time.Animal Intelligence
George J. Romanes
Many also enter the formicary, and begin to carry off the young brood that are left in it.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)
noun plural -caries or -caria (-ˈkɛərɪə)
Word Origin for formicary
"ant nest," 1816, from Medieval Latin formicarium, from Latin formica "ant" (see Formica (n.2)).