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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of gressorial orthopterous insects, of the family Mantidæ, having foliaceous appendages on the head and legs, short antennæ, and a very slim thorax. E. pauperata is a prettily colored European species of rear-horse or praying-mantis.
  • noun A genus of lepidopterous insects.
  • noun In botany, the principal genus of Entomophthoreœ, including, as now understood, the species formerly referred to the genus Entomophthora.

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