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EtymologyEdit

From hormiga +‎ -ero, or possibly from Vulgar Latin *formīcārium, from Latin formīca. Compare Portuguese formigueiro, Catalan formiguer, Italian formicaio, Romanian furnicar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ormiˈɡeɾo/, [ormiˈɣeɾo]

NounEdit

hormiguero m (plural hormigueros)

  1. anthill
  2. ant colony
  3. (figuratively) place with lots of people

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hormiguero (feminine singular hormiguera, masculine plural hormigueros, feminine plural hormigueras)

  1. (attributive) ant
    1. ant-eating
    2. ant-like

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