leaf-cutter definition

  • noun:
    • Any insect that cuts pieces from leaves.
    • A leaf-cutting bee, as any species of the genus Megachile: so named from their particular cutting or biting out morsels of leaves to line their particular nests with. Also referred to as upholsterer.
    • A knife always slice the leaves of a book: just like paper-cutter.
    • A leaf-cutting ant; one of many tropical or subtropical ants which defoliate trees, as Atta fervens.
    • bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and blossoms to line its nest

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