Mantis Man"tis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a prophet.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus {Mantis}, and allied genera. They are predacious long-bodied large-eyed insects of warm regions, are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is {Mantis Carolina}. [1913 Webster]

{Mantis shrimp}. (Zo["o]l.) The {Squilla}, a tropical marine burrowing crustacean with large grasping appendages. Also called {mantis crab} and {mantis prawn}. [1913 Webster]

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