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slave-making ant

[ sleyv-mey-king ]
/ ˈsleɪvˌmeɪ kɪŋ /
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noun
an ant of a species that raids the colonies of other ant species, carrying off larvae and pupae to be reared as slave ants.
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Origin of slave-making ant

First recorded in 1810–20
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