pharaoh ant
noun Date: circa 1947 a small red ant (Monomorium pharaonis) that is a common household pest

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pharaoh ant — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • pharaoh ant — n. a common, tiny, red ant (Monomorium pharaonis) that is a household pest in most of the world …   English World dictionary

  • pharaoh ant — noun small red ant of warm regions; a common household pest • Syn: ↑pharaoh s ant, ↑Monomorium pharaonis • Hypernyms: ↑ant, ↑emmet, ↑pismire • Member Holonyms: ↑Monomorium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pharaoh ant — a red or yellow ant, Monomorium pharaonis, introduced from Europe into North America: a common household pest. Also, Pharaoh s ant. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pharaoh ant — Phar′aoh ant or Phar′aoh s ant′ n. ent a red or yellow ant, Monomorium pharaonis, introduced from Europe into North America: a common household pest • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Pharaoh ant — /ˈfɛəroʊ ænt/ (say fairroh ant) noun a small yellow, almost transparent ant, Monomorium pharaonis, which inhabits buildings and is thought to be of concern in hospitals as it carries pathogens; native to western Africa but now distributed… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pharaoh ant — noun A species of ant, , native to the United States but introduced elsewhere …   Wiktionary

  • pharaoh ant — noun a small yellowish ant, native to Africa and a pest of heated buildings worldwide. [Monomorium pharaonis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pharaoh (disambiguation) — Pharaoh is the title of ancient Egyptian monarchs.Pharaoh or pharao may also refer to: * Pharaoh ant, a small, yellow, almost transparent ant known for being a major indoor nuisance pest, especially in hospitals * Pharaoh (Book of Abraham), in… …   Wikipedia

  • pharaoh's ant — noun small red ant of warm regions; a common household pest • Syn: ↑pharaoh ant, ↑Monomorium pharaonis • Hypernyms: ↑ant, ↑emmet, ↑pismire • Member Holonyms: ↑Monomorium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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