tucandera

noun
tu·​can·​de·​ra
variants: or less commonly tucondera \ ˌtükənˈderə \
plural -s

Definition of tucandera

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

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History and Etymology for tucandera

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 29 Nov. 2021.

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