from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A walking fern.
  • n. See leaf insect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A leaf insect. See under Leaf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as walking-fern.
  • n. An orthopterous insect of the family Phasmid ├Ž., belonging to Phyllium or some closely allied genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in southern Asia and the East Indies
  • n. ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tip


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