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Definition of the noun slave-maker

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  1. an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Land Invertebrate Behaviour (1993)

by Rod Preston-Mafham, Ken Preston-Mafham

Ants which exhibit slave- making, or dulosis, do so to different degrees and there appears to be a fairly well-marked progression from the facultative to the obligate slave-maker. At the bottom of the ladder are facultative slave-makers, such as ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1910)

slave-maker (slav'mā'kèr), n. One who or that which (as an ant) makes slaves. See slave-making. In its pure form it is known ...

Google previewThe American Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1900)

by Robert Hunter

The red slave-maker, another species, retains all its powers. The ants usually enslaved are Fonm'ca_fssoa,a black species and F. Schaujfuui, a reddish yellow one The latter does not tamely yield to the onslaughts of. 1272 FORM FORM ...

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