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velvet ant


Definitions from WordNet

Noun velvet ant has 1 sense
  1. velvet ant - a solitary wasp of the family Mutillidae; the body has a coat of brightly colored velvetly hair and the females are wingless
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 is a member of Mutillidae, family Mutillidae

Definitions from the Web

Velvet Ant

A velvet ant, also known as a cow killer or cow ant, is a type of wasp that resembles a hairy ant. It belongs to the Mutillidae family and is known for its vibrant colors and velvet-like appearance.

Meaning and Usage

Noun - Zoology:

A velvet ant refers to an insect of the Mutillidae family that resembles an ant but is actually a wingless wasp.

Example sentences:

  1. The velvet ant's bright red and black coloration acts as a warning signal to potential predators.
  2. Make sure to avoid the sting of a velvet ant as it can be quite painful.
  3. Despite its name, the velvet ant is not an ant but a type of wasp.

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