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harvester ant

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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of harvester ant

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called agricultural ant.
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