variants or less commonly tucondera
plural -s
: any of various large ponerine ants (especially Paraponera clavata) of Central and South America

Word History


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

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“Tucandera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tucandera. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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