: 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 WebLooking 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, 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, 25 Oct. 2019
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