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Meaning of PISMIRE

Pronunciation:  'pis`mIr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
 

PISMIRE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: ant, emmet
 
 See Also: army ant, bulldog ant, carpenter ant, driver ant, family Formicidae, fire ant, Formica rufa, Formicidae, hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect, legionary ant, little black ant, Monomorium minimum, Monomorium pharaonis, pharaoh ant, pharaoh's ant, slave ant, slave-maker, slave-making ant, wood ant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pis"mire\, n. [Piss + mire; so called because it
discharges a moisture vulgarly considered urine. See {Mire}
an ant.] (Zo["o]l.)
An ant, or emmet.

 

 

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