weaver ant
noun Date: 1913 any of various ants (especially genus Oecophylla) that build nests from leaves bound together with silk secreted by larvae

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • green ant — /ˈgrin ænt/ (say green ant) noun 1. the small aggressive green coloured ant, Oecophylla smaragdina, of northern Australia which generally lives in colonies in the leaves of trees; weaver ant. 2. → green head ant. Also, green tree ant …   Australian English dictionary

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