slave-making ant

[ sleyv-mey-king ]
/ ˈsleɪvˌmeɪ kɪŋ /

noun

an ant of a species that raids the colonies of other ant species, carrying off larvae and pupae to be reared as slaves.

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Origin of slave-making ant

First recorded in 1810–20

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