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Any of various large ants of the genus Camponotus that nest in and are destructive to wood.
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a black or brown ant of the genus Camponotus that nests in decaying wood.
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|Noun||1.||carpenter 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
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