honey ant

noun

Definition of honey ant

: any of various ants some of whose workers serve as receptacles for the storage of honey which they are able to regurgitate from their greatly distended abdomens when it is needed to feed other members of the colony

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First Known Use of honey ant

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Honey ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honey%20ant. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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