thief ant


noun

a small red ant, Solenopsis molesta, of North America, that nests in the walls of the nest of a larger species from which it steals eggs and young larvae.

Nearby words

  1. thickness,
  2. thickness piece,
  3. thicko,
  4. thickset,
  5. thief,
  6. thief in the night, like a,
  7. thief, thieves,
  8. thiemia,
  9. thienylalanine,
  10. thiers

Origin of thief ant

First recorded in 1900–05

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