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[Middle English emete, from Old English ǣmete.]
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1. (Animals) Brit an archaic or dialect word for ant
2. dialect Cornish a tourist or holiday-maker
[Old English ǣmette ant; related to Old Norse meita, Old High German āmeiza, Gothic maitan]
(Biography) Robert. 1778–1803, Irish nationalist, executed for leading an uprising for Irish independence
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[before 900; Old English ǣmette ant]
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|Noun||1.||emmet - social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers|
hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect - insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
Monomorium pharaonis, pharaoh ant, pharaoh's ant - small red ant of warm regions; a common household pest
little black ant, Monomorium minimum - tiny glossy black ant; nests outdoors but invades houses for food
carpenter ant - ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggs
fire ant - omnivorous ant of tropical and subtropical America that can inflict a painful sting
slave ant - any of various ants captured as larvae and enslaved by another species
slave-maker, slave-making ant - an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants
bulldog ant - any of the large fierce Australian ants of the genus Myrmecia
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