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.
Words nearby honey ant
Origin of honey ant
First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for honey ant
It will be enough to glance at the commencement of the ritual of the honey-ant totemites.Anthropology|Robert Marett
Two species which are now attached to the honey-ant were formerly honey-ants, etc.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life|Emile Durkheim
The honey-ant is herself a storehouse of food in case of famine.