noun, plural for·mi·car·ies.
- formic acid,
- formiminoglutamic acid
Origin of formicary
Examples from the Web for formicary
Sir John Lubbock chloroformed some Lasius niger belonging to his formicary.The Dawn of Reason|James Weir
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)|William Kirby
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
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)).