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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vel′vet ant`(n.)

  1. any of several fuzzy, often brightly colored wasps of the family Mutillidae, the wingless, antlike female of which inflicts a severe sting.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of velvet ant:

1740–50, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. velvet ant(noun)

    a solitary wasp of the family Mutillidae; the body has a coat of brightly colored velvety hair and the females are wingless


  1. velvet ant(Noun)

    A wasp of the family Mutillidae with dense hair and whose wingless females resemble ants.


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