leaf–cutting ant


Definition of leaf–cutting ant

  1. :  any of several chiefly tropical American ants of the genus Atta that cut and carry off the leaves of plants which they use in culturing various fungi for food

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Origin and Etymology of leaf–cutting ant

leaf-cutting from 1leaf + cutting, present participle of cut

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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