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slave–making ant

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noun slave–mak·ing ant \ˈslāv-ˌmā-kiŋ-\

Definition of slave–making ant

  1. :  an ant that attacks the colonies of ants of other species and carries off the larvae and pupae to be reared in its own nest as slave workers



1817

First Known Use of slave–making ant

1817


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