tucandera

noun tu·can·de·ra \ˌtükənˈderə\
variants: less commonly

tucondera

\ˌtükənˈderə\

Definition of tucandera

plural

-s

  1. :  any of various large ponerine ants (especially Paraponera clavata) of Central and South America

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Origin and Etymology of tucandera

Portuguese tocandera, from Tupi tocandira, tucanguira, from tucan toucan + -guira bird; from its size


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