formicivorous

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Feeding on ants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Feeding on ants: a term applied to certain birds and mammals such as the flickers and ant-eaters.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin formīca, ant + –vorous.]

Examples

  • For ant-eating, you can say "formicivorous" or "myrmecophagous", but don't take half of one and half of the other.

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