leaf'-cut•ting ant"

Pronunciation: (lēf'kut"ing), [key]
any of several tropical American ants of the genus Atta that cut and chew bits of leaves and flowers into a mash that they use to cultivate a fungus garden.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

leaf coralleaf-cutting bee


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