praying mantis

noun

Origin:
1700–10

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praying mantis or praying mantid
 
n
another name for mantis
 
praying mantid or praying mantid
 
n

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Example sentences
Not unlike a praying mantis, her odd and otherworldly beauty takes time to notice.
It's likely that praying mantis egg cases are overwintering there.
In addition, no praying mantis, not many bees nor wasp but over population of deer ticks.
People often refer to any mantid as a praying mantis, but mantises are part of a smaller group within the mantids.
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