Ant cow
Ant cow Ant cow (Zo["o]l.) Any aphid from which ants obtain honeydew. The plural form is {ant cattle}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • ant cow — ant′ cow n. ent an aphid that excretes honeydew and is tended by honeydew gathering ants • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • ant cow — n. any aphid from which ants get honeydew …   English World dictionary

  • ant cow — noun excretes a honeylike substance eaten by ants • Hypernyms: ↑aphid * * * noun : an aphid from which ants obtain honeydew * * * an aphid that excretes honeydew and is tended by honeydew gathering ants. [1870 75] * * * ant cow noun An aphis kept …   Useful english dictionary

  • ant cow — noun Date: 1875 an aphid from which ants obtain honeydew …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ant cow — an aphid that excretes honeydew and is tended by honeydew gathering ants. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ant-cattle — Ant cat tle, n. pl. (Zo[ o]l.) 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}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cow — [v] browbeat, intimidate abash, appall, awe, bludgeon, bluster, buffalo, bulldoze, bully, daunt, discomfit, disconcert, dishearten, dismay, dragoon, embarrass, enforce, faze, frighten, hector, lean on*, overawe, push around*, rattle, scare,… …   New thesaurus

  • cow killer — ☆ cow killer n. a large velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) of the S and E U.S.: the wingless female has a powerful sting …   English World dictionary

  • Ant Farm (group) — This article is about the group of architects. For other uses, see Ant farm (disambiguation) Ant Farm was an avant garde architecture, graphic arts, and environmental design practice, founded in San Francisco in 1968 by Chip Lord and Doug Michels …   Wikipedia

  • cow killer — noun : the wingless female of certain wasps of the family Mutillidae; especially : the large red and black velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) that has a severe sting * * * the wingless female of any of several velvet ants, esp. Dasymutilla… …   Useful english dictionary

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