sauba ant


sa·​u·​ba ant
: any of several tropical leaf-cutting ants especially of the genus Atta that live in immense subterranean colonies and cultivate a fungus upon leaves and other vegetable material collected by the workers

Word History


sauba from Portuguese saúba, saúva, from Tupi saúba, isaúba

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“Sauba ant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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