leaf–cutter

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noun leaf–cut·ter \ˈlēf-ˌkə-tər\

Definition of leaf–cutter

  1. :  any of various chiefly tropical American ants (genus Atta) that cut and carry off the leaves of plants which they use in culturing fungi for food —called also leaf-cutting ant

1870

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1870

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