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.

Nearby words

  1. slave river,
  2. slave ship,
  3. slave state,
  4. slave trade,
  5. slave-driver,
  6. slaveholder,
  7. slaveling,
  8. slavenska,
  9. slaver,
  10. slavery

Origin of slave-making ant

First recorded in 1810–20

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