Polyergus rufescens
Amazon Am"a*zon, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] 1. One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior. [1913 Webster]

2. A tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus {Chrysotis} [1913 Webster]

{Amazon ant} (Zo["o]l.), a species of ant ({Polyergus rufescens}), of Europe and America. They seize by conquest the larv[ae] and nymphs of other species and make slaves of them in their own nests. [1913 Webster]


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