little black ant

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lit′tle black′ ant′

a widely distributed ant, Monomorium minimum, sometimes a household pest.
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Noun1.little black ant - tiny glossy black antlittle black ant - tiny glossy black ant; nests outdoors but invades houses for food
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
genus Monomorium, Monomorium - a genus of Formicidae
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There was a pleasing inequality in the table, which produced many mishaps to cups and plates, acorns dropped in the milk, little black ants partook of the refreshments without being invited, and fuzzy caterpillars swung down from the tree to see what was going on.
"Little Black Ant on Park Street" is a beautiful paperback edition from the Smithsonian's Backyard series, which encourages children to explore and discover the world of wildlife in their very own backyards.
Scattered throughout the book at the bottom of the pages are little black ants in various positions.