Definition of amazon ant in English:

amazon ant


  • A small reddish ant which captures the pupae of other ant colonies to raise as slaves.

    Genus Polyergus, family Formicidae

    ‘The index lists amazon ants but not Amazons.’
    • ‘Some ants, such as the Amazon Ants, are incapable of feeding themselves.’
    • ‘After forays against other ants amazon ants bring back unconsumed brood to serve as slaves as soon as they have matured.’


amazon ant

/ˈˌaməzən ˈant/ /ˈˌæməzən ˈænt/