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An ant captured and raised as a worker by slave-making ants.
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(Animals) any of various ants, esp Formica fusca, captured and forced to do the work of a colony of ants of another species (slave-making ants). See also amazon ant
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|Noun||1.||slave ant - any of various ants captured as larvae and enslaved by another species|
ant, emmet, pismire - social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
Formica fusca - an ant frequently enslaved
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