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; akin to Danish myre).
- (regional) An ant.