(1) Social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
From from . Cognate with German . The Middle English form was ; a parallel development, , is represented by archaic modern English .
- Any of various insects in the family Formicidae in the order Hymenoptera, typically living in large colonies composed almost entirely of flightless females.
- ant- (prefix)
- -ant (suffix)
- Appendix: Animals
- Appendix: Collective nouns