slave-making ant

[ sleyv-mey-king ]

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

Origin of slave-making ant

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby slave-making ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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