driver ant

noun

: army ant
specifically : any of various African and Asian ants (Dorylus or related genera) that move in vast numbers

Examples of driver ant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Near a ground nest belonging to a species of driver ants, a female stopped and picked up a twig. Heather Pringle, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of driver ant was in 1843

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“Driver ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/driver%20ant. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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