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formigueiro

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Formiga (ant) +‎ -eiro. Compare Spanish hormiguero, Catalan formiguer, Italian formicaio, Romanian furnicar.

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NounEdit

formigueiro m (plural formigueiros)

  1. ant colony

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AdjectiveEdit

formigueiro m (feminine formigueira plural formigueiros feminine plural formigueiras; uncomparable)

  1. (of a thief) who steals objects of little value; petty
  2. en masse (in a single body or group)
    Invasão formigueira.
    En masse invasion.
    Imigração formigueira.
    En masse immigration.
  3. (in animal names) anteating
    urso-formigueiro
    aardwolf (literally: anteating bear)
    porco-formigueiro
    aardvark (literally: anteating pig)

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