any red algae of the species Bossea orbigniana, common as a seaweed along the Pacific coast of the U.S., having calcified, flattened, jointed stems.
- Leafcutter ant
/ˈliːfˌkʌtə/ noun 1. any of various South American ants of the genus Atta that cut pieces of leaves and use them as fertilizer for the fungus on which they feed
- Leafcutter bee
noun 1. any of various solitary bees of the genus Megachile that nest in soil or rotten wood, constructing the cells in which they lay their eggs from pieces of leaf
- Leaf-cutting ant
[leef-kuht-ing] /ˈlifˌkʌt ɪŋ/ noun 1. any of several tropical American ants of the genus Atta that cut and chew bits of leaves and flowers into a mash that they use to cultivate a fungus garden.
- Leaf-cutting bee
noun 1. any of the bees of the family Megachilidae that cut circular pieces from leaves or flowers to line their nests.