ant cattle

plural noun

Definition of ant cattle

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

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First Known Use of ant cattle

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Ant cattle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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