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praying mantis

noun
1.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for praying mantis

praying mantis

noun
1.
another name for mantis
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