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harvester ant

noun
1.
any of several red or black ants, especially of the genus Pogonomyrmex, of the southwestern U.S., that feed on and store the seeds of grasses.
Also called agricultural ant.
Origin of harvester ant
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • He utterly forgot about the last remaining harvester ant.
  • Taber describes the trails and clearings around harvester ant nests and how some species seal off their nest entrances at night.

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