Definition of meat ant in English:

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meat ant

noun

A carnivorous Australian ant, especially a large reddish-purple kind that builds mounds.
  • Genus Iridomyrmex, family Formicidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Huge nests of meat ants, five to ten meters across and seething with hundreds of thousands of big red-and-black workers, dominated the more disturbed swaths of open terrain.

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