Definition of amazon ant in English:

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amazon ant

noun

A small reddish ant that captures the pupae of other ant colonies to raise as slaves.
  • Genus Polyergus, family Formicidae
Example sentences
  • The index lists amazon ants but not Amazons.
  • Some ants, such as the Amazon Ants, are incapable of feeding themselves.
  • After forays against other ants amazon ants bring back unconsumed brood to serve as slaves as soon as they have matured.

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Syllabification: am·a·zon ant

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