velvet ant definition by Webster's New World
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any of a family (Mutillidae) of antlike wasps, often with brightly colored hairs: the females are wingless
velvet ant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various brightly colored wasps of the family Mutillidae, the females of which are wingless and have a coat of velvety hair.