Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Formicidae — the ponerine ants.

Etymologies

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Ponera +‎ -inae

Examples

  • He knew more about the Cerapachyinae and the Ponerinae subfamilies of ants in Melanesia than any man-jack on Earth—what they looked like, how they made their livings, which species lived on which islands.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • He knew more about the Cerapachyinae and the Ponerinae subfamilies of ants in Melanesia than any man-jack on Earth—what they looked like, how they made their livings, which species lived on which islands.

    The Song of The Dodo

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