Definition of messor in US English:

messor

noun

  • 1A manorial official with responsibility for supervising the reapers. historical.

  • 2Entomology. A harvester ant of the genus Messor. Also (in form Messor): the genus itself.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin messor a reaper, harvester from mess-, past participial stem of metere to reap, cognate with mow + -or.

Pronunciation

messor

/ˈmɛsɔː/