carpenter ant


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carpenter ant

n.
Any of various large ants of the genus Camponotus that nest in and are destructive to wood.

car′penter ant`


n.
a black or brown ant of the genus Camponotus that nests in decaying wood.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carpenter ant - ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggscarpenter ant - ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggs
ant, emmet, pismire - social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
Camponotus, genus Camponotus - carpenter ants
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