[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)).
/ˈfɔːmɪˌkeɪt/ verb (intransitive) (rare) 1. to crawl around like ants 2. to swarm with ants or other crawling things
[fawr-mi-key-shuh n] /ˌfɔr mɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a tactile hallucination involving the belief that something is crawling on the body or under the skin. /ˌfɔːmɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun 1. a sensation of insects crawling on the skin; symptom of a nerve disorder n. crawling sensation as of ants on the skin, 1707, from Latin formicationem, noun of […]
noun the killing of ants; an agent that kills ants Word Origin Latin formica ‘ant’
[fawr-mi-siv-er-uh s] /ˌfɔr mɪˈsɪv ər əs/ adjective 1. ant-eating.
[fawr-mi-duh-buh l] /ˈfɔr mɪ də bəl/ adjective 1. causing fear, apprehension, or dread: a formidable opponent. 2. of discouraging or awesome strength, size, difficulty, etc.; intimidating: a formidable problem. 3. arousing feelings of awe or admiration because of grandeur, strength, etc. 4. of great strength; forceful; powerful: formidable opposition to the proposal. /ˈfɔːmɪdəbəl/ adjective 1. […]