[fawr-mi-ker-ee] /ˈfɔr mɪˌkɛr i/

noun, plural formicaries.
an ant nest.
noun (pl) -caries, -caria (-ˈkɛərɪə)
less common names for ant hill

“ant nest,” 1816, from Medieval Latin formicarium, from Latin formica “ant” (see Formica (n.2)).


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