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walking stick

noun
1.
a stick held in the hand and used to help support oneself while walking.
2.
Also, walkingstick. Also called stick insect. any of several insects of the family Phasmidae, having a long, slender, twiglike body.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80
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British Dictionary definitions for walkingstick

walking stick

noun
1.
a stick or cane carried in the hand to assist walking
2.
the usual US name for stick insect
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Encyclopedia Article for walkingstick

stick insect

any of about 2,000 species of slow-moving insects that are green or brown in colour and bear a resemblance to twigs as a protective device. Some species also have sharp spines, an offensive odour, or the ability to force their blood, which contains toxic, distasteful chemicals, through special joints in the exoskeleton. In many species the eggs closely resemble seeds

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