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Definition of "ant-cattle" [ant•-cat•tle]

  • Various kinds of plant lice or aphids tended by ants for the sake of the honeydew which they secrete; plural of ant cow. See aphips. (noun-plural)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "ant-cattle" in a sentence
  • "In some species the workers serve as herdsmen, caring for the ant-cattle or aphids, from which they receive minute drops of a sweet juice for food."
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