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emmet (n.)

"ant," from Old English æmete (see ant), surviving as a dialect word in parts of England; also, according to OED, in Cornwall a colloquial name for holiday tourists.

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Definitions of emmet

emmet (n.)
social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers;
Synonyms: ant / pismire
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