Definition of Army ant

1. Noun. Tropical nomadic ant that preys mainly on other insects.

Exact synonyms: Driver Ant, Legionary Ant
Generic synonyms: Ant, Emmet, Pismire
Group relationships: Dorylinae, Subfamily Dorylinae



Definition of Army ant

1. Noun. A tropical nomadic ant, of the subfamily ''Dorylinae'', that preys on other insects. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Army Ant

arms race
arms races
armsaye
armsayes
armscye
armscyes
armsful
armshield
armshields
armstrongite
armth
armure
armures
army
army-ant
army ant (current term)
army ants
army attache
army base
army brat
army brats
army cutworm
army engineer
army golf
army hut
army officer
army tank
army unit
army worm
armyless

Literary usage of Army ant

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1. A Geographical Reader by James Johonnot (1882)
"... OR army ant. Humboldt. 1. Du CHAILLU, in his travels in Eastern Africa, encountered this ant, and gives a very vivid description of it, 2. ..."

2. Story, Essay, and Verse: Modern Prose and Poetry Selected from the Atlantic by Charles Swain Thomas, Atlantic monthly, Harry Gilbert Paul (1921)
"What occurred was a replica of the usual army-ant scene, but enacted as if viewed through the ... Regaining his feet, the great army ant staggered off and, ..."

3. Jungle Peace by William Beebe (1918)
"What occurred was a replica of the usual army ant scene, but enacted as if viewed through the ... Regaining his feet, the great army ant staggered off and, ..."

4. Army Regulations by Confederate States of America War Dept, United States War Dept (1902)
"... the following is published to the Army for the information and guidance of all concerned: Officers and enlisted men discharged from the army ant' ..."

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