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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Attini — the leaf-cutter ants.

Etymologies

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Latin Atta ("a surname for persons who walk upon the tips of their shoes"), probably from Ancient Greek ᾁττω (atto), ᾁσσω (asso, "to spring")

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