from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See mantis.
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- n. mantis (insect)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mantis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the family Mantidæ.
- Having the characters of or belonging to the orthopterous family Mantidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer
From New Latin Mantidae, family name, from Mantis, type genus, from Greek mantis, seer; see mantis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)