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
A mantid is the most humanlike of insects; it has its eyes arranged so that it can see forward, allowing it depth perception.
Albert was taken by a third of this species—really an upright mantid of sorts, its carapace like a gleaming veined topcoat in swallowtail.
Diane is having a banner year and there are several mantid egg cases that have been noticed.
Do look for the mantid egg case, they are way cool and considered beneficial, although they will eat any bug that comes within their grasp, good along with the bad.
The mantid case is too cool, agreed, and the babies are too cute!
You will also need a nice copper mantid to stand guard of course.
I have never been treated like that by a female mantid before.
SNAIL'S TALES: Scientist attacked by vicious mantid!
I found a mantid outside after taking my daughter to school and took pictures of it, eventually getting it to walk onto my hand.
No sooner had I recovered from the psychological trauma of last week's mantid attack than my pure blood was spilled again in broad daylight.