Definition of honey ant in English:

honey ant

Syllabification: hon·ey ant


  • An ant that stores large amounts of honeydew and nectar in its elastic abdomen, which becomes greatly distended. This is then fed to nest mates by regurgitation.
    • Myrmecocystus and other genera, family Formicidae
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    • Ants have been a food resource for Aborigines in Australia, who relished especially the honey ants, which they call yarumpa.
    • Honey ants store nectar in their bodies to sustain their colony during times of drought.
    • We go hunting for honey ants and we look for bush turkey.

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