Origin: transl. of Gr myrmēkoleōn in LXX, Job 4:11
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- Any of various insects of the family Myrmeleontidae, the adults of which resemble dragonflies.
- The large-jawed larva of the ant lion, which digs a conical crater in the sand designed to trap ants and other insects for food. Also called doodlebug.