an ant nest.
[Origin: 1810–20; < ML formīcārium ant hill, n. use of neut. of formīcārius of, pertaining to ants.]
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The other children could be seen holding magnifying glasses over the ant hills which they had previous doused with gasoline. Whereas young Bob went from formicary to formicary feeding the pismires little bits of vitamins and reading to them from The Art of War. Someday Bob would have his own army of super ants to do his bidding!