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army ant

noun
1.
any of the chiefly tropical ants of the suborder Dorylinae that travel in vast swarms, preying mainly on other insects.
Also called driver ant, legionary ant.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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army ant

noun
1.
any of various mainly tropical American predatory ants of the subfamily Dorylinae, which live in temporary nests and travel in vast hordes preying on other animals Also called legionary ant See also driver ant
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