Aristida oligantha
Ant Ant, n. [OE. ante, amete, emete, AS. [ae]mete akin to G. ameise. Cf. {Emmet}.] (Zo["o]l.) A hymenopterous insect of the Linn[ae]an genus {Formica}, which is now made a family of several genera; an emmet; a pismire. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among ants, as among bees, there are neuter or working ants, besides the males and females; the former are without wings. Ants live together in swarms, usually raising hillocks of earth, variously chambered within, where they maintain a perfect system of order, store their provisions, and nurture their young. There are many species, with diverse habits, as agricultural ants, carpenter ants, honey ants, foraging ants, amazon ants, etc. The white ants or Termites belong to the Neuroptera. [1913 Webster]

{Ant bird} (Zo["o]l.), one of a very extensive group of South American birds ({Formicariid[ae]}), which live on ants. The family includes many species, some of which are called {ant shrikes}, {ant thrushes}, and {ant wrens}.

{Ant rice} (Bot.), a species of grass ({Aristida oligantha}) cultivated by the agricultural ants of Texas for the sake of its seed. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Aristida oligantha — Taxobox name = Aristida oligantha regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Cyperales familia = Poaceae subfamilia = Arundinoideae genus = Aristida species = A. oligantha binomial = Aristida oligantha binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • Aristida oligantha — ID 6053 Symbol Key AROL Common Name prairie threeawn Family Poaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Aristida oligantha Michx. — Symbol AROL Common Name prairie threeawn Botanical Family Poaceae …   Scientific plant list

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  • Aristide (plante) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Aristide. Aristide …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Three-awn — Taxobox name = Three awns image width = 240px image caption = Purple Three awn, Aristida purpurea regnum = Plantae phylum = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae subfamilia = Arundinoideae tribus = Aristideae genus =… …   Wikipedia

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