tree ant

noun

Definition of tree ant

: any of several chiefly tropical ants (genus Oecophylla) that build their nests in trees of leaves sewn together by a secretion of the web-spinning larvae which the adults handle like shuttles

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“Tree ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tree%20ant. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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