Definition of Amazon ant
1. Noun. Small reddish slave-making ant species.
Generic synonyms: Slave-maker, Slave-making Ant
Group relationships: Genus Polyergus, Polyergus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Amazon Ant
Literary usage of Amazon ant
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Strange Dwellings: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals by John George Wood (1872)
"The Ant which employs enforced labour is called the amazon ant ... The Amazon Ant seems to be utterly incapable of work ; and in one notable instance, ..."
2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... are destitute of stings, and have tho antennae near the mouth and the mandibles narrow, curved, or very much hooked. The habi ts of the amazon ant, ..."
3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1830)
"... the amazon ant then unrolled itself, caressed once more its kind friend, and passed into the interior of the nest; now and then the negro lost its way ..."