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fungus garden

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Definition of fungus garden in English:

noun

Entomology
A growth of fungus cultivated by certain ants or termites as a source of food.
Example sentences
  • Intricate reticulated patterns appear in the passageways of the fungus gardens of African termite colonies, and in the crisscrossing trails of foraging army ants.
  • Termites tend fungus gardens, leaf cutter ants make underground compost heaps and many species of other ants tend and protect aphids for their honeydew.
  • New World tropical leafcutter ants create colossal underground metropolises, each housing several million workers that tend huge fungus gardens.

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