Definition of polyergus
1 capitalized : a genus of ants containing the Amazon ants
2 plural -es : any ant of the genus Polyergus
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Origin and Etymology of polyergus
New Latin, from Greek polyergos hardworking, from poly- much (from polys much, many) + ergon work
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