Formica Pennsylvanica
Carpenter Car"pen*ter, n. [OF. carpentier, F. charpentier, LL. carpentarius, fr. L. carpentum wagon, carriage.] An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc.

Syn: {Carpenter}, {Joiner}.

Usage: The carpenter frames and puts together roofs, partitions, floors, and other structural parts of a building. The joiner supplies stairs, doors shutters, mantelpieces, cupboards, and other parts necessary to finishing the building. In America the two trades are commonly united. [1913 Webster]

{Carpenter ant} (Zo["o]l.), any species of ant which gnaws galleries in the wood of trees and constructs its nests therein. They usually select dead or somewhat decayed wood. The common large American species is {Formica Pennsylvanica}.

{Carpenter bee} (Zo["o]l.), a large hymenopterous insect of the genus {Xylocopa}; -- so called because it constructs its nest by gnawing long galleries in sound timber. The common American species is {Xylocopa Virginica}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Carpenter — Car pen*ter, n. [OF. carpentier, F. charpentier, LL. carpentarius, fr. L. carpentum wagon, carriage.] An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc. Syn: {Carpenter}, {Joiner}. Usage: The carpenter frames and puts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carpenter ant — Carpenter Car pen*ter, n. [OF. carpentier, F. charpentier, LL. carpentarius, fr. L. carpentum wagon, carriage.] An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc. Syn: {Carpenter}, {Joiner}. Usage: The carpenter frames… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carpenter bee — Carpenter Car pen*ter, n. [OF. carpentier, F. charpentier, LL. carpentarius, fr. L. carpentum wagon, carriage.] An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc. Syn: {Carpenter}, {Joiner}. Usage: The carpenter frames… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xylocopa Virginica — Carpenter Car pen*ter, n. [OF. carpentier, F. charpentier, LL. carpentarius, fr. L. carpentum wagon, carriage.] An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc. Syn: {Carpenter}, {Joiner}. Usage: The carpenter frames… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ponera —   Ponera …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ponera — Taxobox name = Ponera image caption = P. pennsylvanica queen image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera familia = Formicidae subfamilia = Ponerinae tribus = Ponerini genus = Ponera genus… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Minnesota ants — This List of Minnesota ants lists all identified ant species found within Minnesota s borders.Ponerinae* Ponera pennsylvanica Myrmicinae* Aphaenogaster mariae * A. picea * A. picea rudis * A. tennesseensis * A. treatae * Crematogaster cerasi *… …   Wikipedia

  • Ponera — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Ponera (значения). ? Ponera …   Википедия

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