formicary

(redirected from formicaries)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

for·mi·car·y

 (fôr′mĭ-kĕr′ē)
n. pl. for·mi·car·ies
A nest of ants; an anthill.

[Medieval Latin formīcārium, from Latin formīca, ant.]

formicary

(ˈfɔːmɪkərɪ) or

formicarium

n, pl -caries or -caria (-ˈkɛərɪə)
(Zoology) less common names for ant hill
[C19: from Medieval Latin formīcārium see formic]

for•mi•car•y

(ˈfɔr mɪˌkɛr i)

n., pl. -car•ies.
an ant nest.
[1810–20; < Latin formīc(a) ant + -ary]

formicary, formicarium

the dwelling of a colony of ants, as an anthill or nest.
See also: Ants
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.formicary - a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nestformicary - a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest
hammock, hillock, hummock, knoll, mound - a small natural hill