Ant-cattle
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]

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