or Pharaoh's ant
a red or yellow ant, Monomorium pharaonis, introduced from Europe into North America: a common household pest.
English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
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Origin of Pharaoh ant
First recorded in 1905–10
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a small yellowish-red ant, Monomorium pharaonis, of warm regions: accidentally introduced into many countries, infesting heated buildings
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