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Definition of Formica sanguinea

Formica sanguinea
Warrior War"rior (?; 277), n. [OE. werreour, OF. werreour, guerreor, from guerre, werre, war. See War, and Warray.] A man engaged or experienced in war, or in the military life; a soldier; a champion. Warriors old with ordered spear and shield. --Milton. Warrior ant (Zo["o]l.), a reddish ant (Formica sanguinea) native of Europe and America. It is one of the species which move in armies to capture and enslave other ants.
Formica sanguinea
Slave Slave, n. [Cf. F. esclave, D. slaaf, Dan. slave, sclave, Sw. slaf, all fr. G. sklave, MHG. also slave, from the national name of the Slavonians, or Sclavonians (in LL. Slavi or Sclavi), who were frequently made slaves by the Germans. See Slav.] 1. A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another. thou our slave, Our captive, at the public mill our drudge? --Milton. 2. One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition. 3. A drudge; one who labors like a slave. 4. An abject person; a wretch. --Shak. Slave ant (Zo["o]l.), any species of ants which is captured and enslaved by another species, especially Formica fusca of Europe and America, which is commonly enslaved by Formica sanguinea. Slave catcher, one who attempted to catch and bring back a fugitive slave to his master. Slave coast, part of the western coast of Africa to which slaves were brought to be sold to foreigners. Slave driver, one who superintends slaves at their work; hence, figuratively, a cruel taskmaster. Slave hunt. (a) A search after persons in order to reduce them to slavery. --Barth. (b) A search after fugitive slaves, often conducted with bloodhounds. Slave ship, a vessel employed in the slave trade or used for transporting slaves; a slaver. Slave trade, the business of dealing in slaves, especially of buying them for transportation from their homes to be sold elsewhere. Slave trader, one who traffics in slaves. Syn: Bond servant; bondman; bondslave; captive; henchman; vassal; dependent; drudge. See Serf.

Meaning of Formica sanguinea from wikipedia

- Formica sanguinea, or blood-red ant, is a species of slave-maker ant in the genus Formica characterized by the ability to secrete formic acid. It ranges...
- Retzius Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761 Formica rufibarbis Fabricius, 1793 Formica sanguinea Formica subintegra Wheeler, 1908 Formica talbotae Wilson, 1977 Formica...
- Formica subnitens Creighton, 1940 Asian Species Formica yessensis Formica sanguinea Gösswald, Karl (1989). Die Waldameise 1. Wiesbaden: Wiesbaden : Aula-Verlag...
- Servifusca, this species is subject to raids by dulotic species such as Formica sanguinea and Polyergus rufescens where their ranges coalesce. In Britain this...
- then overrun the colony and then find a new colony to take over. Formica sanguinea Role of early experience in ant enslavement: a comparative analysis...
- southern England and the Scilly Isles. Looks similar to F. cunicularia. Formica sanguinea, blood-red slave-maker ant – Redder than the other Formica species...
- Formica rupestris Leach, 1825 Formica saccharivora Linnaeus, 1758 Formica sanguinea Latreille, 1798 Formica saxicola Buckley, 1866 Formica schardj Forskal...
- facultative slave-makers. Facultative slave-making ants, like those in the Formica sanguinea complex, represent an intermediate parasitic group, between free-living...
- Lasius niger, Lasius emarginatus, Lasius flavus, Lasius fuliginosus, Formica sanguinea, Myrmica lobicornis and others. Disney, R. H. L. (2000). "Revision...
- mortality. This species is known as the slave-making ant because, like Formica sanguinea, it raids the nests of other species of ant in the subgenus Serviformica...
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