any of the chiefly tropical ants of the suborder Dorylinae that travel in vast swarms, preying mainly on other insects.
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Origin of army ant
First recorded in 1870–75
Also called driver ant, legionary ant.
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He only feared one kind of ant, the army-ant, which sometimes travels in hordes of millions, eating all that it comes upon.The Mad Planet|Murray Leinster
any of various mainly tropical American predatory ants of the subfamily Dorylinae, which live in temporary nests and travel in vast hordes preying on other animalsAlso called: legionary ant See also driver ant
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