Archaic an ant
Origin of pismireMiddle English pissemire from pisse, urine + mire, ant ( from Scand, as in Danish myre, Swedish myra from Indo-European base an unverified form morwi-, ant from source Classical Latin formica): from the odor of formic acid, discharged by ants
Archaic An ant.
Origin of pismireMiddle English pissemyre pisse urine (from the smell of the formic acid that ants secrete) ; see piss . mire ant ( probably of Scandinavian origin ) (Danish myre )
- (regional) An ant.