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kelep

[ kel-ep, kuh-lep ]
/ ˈkɛl ɛp, kəˈlɛp /
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noun

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

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Origin of kelep

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