green tree-ant

noun

: a fiercely biting Old World tropical arboreal ant (Oecophylla virescens) that builds a nest of leaves sewn together with silk produced by the larval ants

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of green tree-ant was in 1845

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“Green tree-ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20tree-ant. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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