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any of a genus (Camponotus) of large ants that build nests in wooden buildings, tree trunks, etc. by gnawing out a complicated series of chambers
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various large ants of the genus Camponotus that nest in and are destructive to wood.