ant cattle

plural noun

: plant lice or aphids tended by ants for the sake of their honeydew

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ant cattle was in 1892

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“Ant cattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ant%20cattle. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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