- any of several ants, especially of the genus Myrmecocystus, that feed on honeydew or nectar and store the excess juices in the bodies of certain worker ants.
Origin of honey ant
First recorded in 1865–70
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The honey-ant is herself a storehouse of food in case of famine.
It will be enough to glance at the commencement of the ritual of the honey-ant totemites.Anthropology
Two species which are now attached to the honey-ant were formerly honey-ants, etc.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life