from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See army ant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a species of African stinging ant; one of the visiting ants (Anomma arcens); -- so called because they move about in vast armies, and drive away or devour all insects and other small animals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The popular name of a species of ant in western Africa, Anomma arcens, of the family Dorylidæ: so called from its driving other animals before it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tropical nomadic ant that preys mainly on other insects


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