American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several insects of the family Phasmidae, as the walking stick, that resemble sticks or twigs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any of various insects of the family Phasmidae that mimic sticks or twigs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) any one of various species of wingless orthopterous insects of the family
Phasmidæ, which have a long round body, resembling a stick in form and color, and long legs, which are often held rigidly in such positions as to make them resemble small twigs. They thus imitate the branches and twigs of the trees on which they live. The common American species is Diapheromera femorata. Some of the Asiatic species are more than a foot long.
- n. any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodies
“Richard Kerr, the author of NATURE: CURIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL, describes a specimen of the stick insect from a cabinet specimen and a pen-and-ink drawing in the museum of the Hon.”
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