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Pharaoh ant

or Pharaoh's ant

noun
  1. a red or yellow ant, Monomorium pharaonis, introduced from Europe into North America: a common household pest.
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Origin of Pharaoh ant

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for pharaoh ant

Pharaoh ant

Pharaoh's ant

noun
  1. a small yellowish-red ant, Monomorium pharaonis, of warm regions: accidentally introduced into many countries, infesting heated buildings
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