Carpenter-ant meaning

Any of various large ants of the genus Camponotus that nest in and are destructive to wood.
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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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Any of several large ants, of the genus Camponatus, found in North America and northern China, that build nests in dead wood.
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