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

  • n. A cane or staff used as an aid in walking.
  • n. A stick insect, especially a widely distributed North American species (Diapheromera femorata) that is brown to greenish and usually inhabits deciduous trees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tool, such as a cane, used to ease pressure on the legs, and to aid stability, when walking.
  • n. A stick insect.
  • n. A playing card with the rank of seven.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A stick insect; -- called also walking straw. See Illust. of Stick insect, under Stick.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stick prepared for use as an assistance in walking, differing from the staff (compare pilgrim's staff, under pilgrim, and bourdon) in being generally shorter and lighter.
  • n. Any one of the slender-bodied species of the gressorial orthopterous family Phasmid ├Ž; a stick-bug; a specter.

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

  • n. any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodies
  • n. a stick carried in the hand for support in walking
  • n. any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodies

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