Definition of amazon ant in English:

amazon ant

Syllabification: am·a·zon ant


  • A small reddish ant that captures the pupae of other ant colonies to raise as slaves.
    • Genus Polyergus, family Formicidae
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    • 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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