Fire-ant meaning

Any of various ants of the genus Solenopsis that build large mounds and can inflict a painful sting, especially S. invicta, native to South America and naturalized in the southern United States.
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Any of a genus (Solenopsis) of ants whose sting causes a burning sensation, esp. a South American species (S. invicta) that has become a severe pest in the S U.S.
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Any of various ants of the genus Solenopsis that build large mounds and can inflict a painful sting, especially S. invicta, native to South America and naturalized in the southern United States.
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Any of several red or yellow North American ants, of the genus Solenopsis, that can inflict a harsh sting.
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