slave-making ant

[ sleyv-mey-king ]
/ ˈsleɪvˌmeɪ kɪŋ /


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

Words nearby slave-making ant

Origin of slave-making ant

First recorded in 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019