from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The portion of the abdomen behind the petiole in ants and other hymenopterous insects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the stomach
- n. the part of the abdomen behind the petiole in hymenopterous insects
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To gast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To frighten; scare.
- n. The stomach; the belly or abdomen: rarely used alone, but entering into many compounds and derivatives referring to the stomach, abdomen, or abdominal organs, or a part likened thereto.
- n. In certain hymenopterous insects, such as ants (Formicidæ), the abdomen exclusive of the stem, or pedicel.
Greek gastēr, belly.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin gaster, Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gastêr) (Wiktionary)