red ant

  1. any of various reddish ants, especially the Pharaoh ant.

Origin of red ant

First recorded in 1660–70

Words Nearby red ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use red ant in a sentence

  • This takes place, with the red ant, at all events, with great regularity every April and October.

  • The greater number of species live apart, and not in a community with an elaborately constructed house like the red ant.

  • And a red ant came up, and very politely asked if she might not pick up the crumbs which the old rabbit dropped.

    Uncle Wiggily's Adventures | Howard R. Garis
  • He walked on and on, and once he saw a little red ant, trying to drag a piece of cake home for dinner.

    Uncle Wiggily's Adventures | Howard R. Garis
  • The other is a little red ant, which stings like a nettle, and generally has its nest under the leaf of a shrub.

    Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton