weaver ant

noun

Definition of weaver ant

: any of various ants (especially genus Oecophylla) that build nests from leaves bound together with silk secreted by larvae

Examples of weaver ant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Looking up at a tree in the southwest Indian district of Coorg, Gordon Ramsay holds a bag and sways on his feet in an attempt to be in the right place to catch a weaver ant nest. Jill K. Robinson, National Geographic, "Gordon Ramsay Dives into a Sea of Spices in Southwest India," 20 May 2020 Ants are highly sought food sources in many parts of the world: The black weaver ant is popular in China, India and Sri Lanka, and leafcutter species are quite popular in Mexico. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "The food that can feed, and maybe save, the planet: Bugs," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of weaver ant

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Weaver ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weaver%20ant. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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