Definition of macraner in English:

macraner

noun

Entomology
  • A particularly large male ant.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in William Morton Wheeler (1865–1937). From macro- + aner, W. M. Wheeler's term for a male insect, especially a male ant from ancient Greek ἀνήρ man, male. First proposed as part of a system of classification by W. M. Wheeler.

Pronunciation

macraner

/maˈkranɛə//məˈkrɑːnə/