harvester ant


any of several red or black ants, especially of the genus Pogonomyrmex, of the southwestern U.S., that feed on and store the seeds of grasses.

Nearby words

  1. harvest mite,
  2. harvest moon,
  3. harvest mouse,
  4. harvest tick,
  5. harvester,
  6. harvestfish,
  7. harvestman,
  8. harvesttime,
  9. harvey,
  10. harvey wallbanger

Origin of harvester ant

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called agricultural ant.

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