bulldog ant

any of several aggressive ants of the genus Myrmecia, mostly of Australia and Tasmania, capable of inflicting a painful and potentially dangerous sting. Also called bull ant, jumper ant.
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  • bull ant — /ˈbʊl ænt / (say bool ant) noun 1. any of the large, aggressive, primitive ants of the genus Myrmecia having powerful jaws and a painful sting. 2. any large ant with a painful sting. Also, bullant, bulldog ant …   Australian English dictionary

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  • bull ant. — See bulldog ant. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • jumper ant. — See bulldog ant. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

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