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man·tis / ˈmantis/ (also praying mantis) • n. (pl. same or mantises ) a predatory insect (suborder Mantodea) related to the cockroach, with large spiky forelegs folded like hands in prayer. Mantidae and other families, and many species include Mantis religiosa, introduced to America from southern Europe.

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mantis (praying mantis) Any of several species of mantids, insects found throughout the world. They have powerful front legs used to catch and hold their insect prey. Colours range from brown and green to bright pinks. Length: 25–150mm (1–6in). Family Mantidae.

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mantis insect which holds its forelegs in a position suggesting hands folded in prayer. XVII. — modL. — Gr. mántis prophet, diviner, rel. to MANIA.

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