kelep

[kel-ep, kuh-lep]
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noun

a stinging ant, Ectatomma tuberculatum, introduced into the U.S. from Guatemala, that preys on the boll weevil.

Origin of kelep

1900–05; < Kekchi (Mayan language of Guatemala)
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