hormiguero

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

hormiguero m (plural hormigueros)

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

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

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

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