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driver ant

Origin of driver ant
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the driver ant of West Africa one kind of neuter is three times the size of the other, and has jaws nearly five times as long.

  • Another frequent guest is the driver ant, which travels in armies and frequently takes complete possession of a house.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
British Dictionary definitions for driver ant

driver ant

any of various tropical African predatory ants of the subfamily Dorylinae, which live in temporary nests and travel in vast hordes preying on other animals See also army ant
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