Mantis Carolina
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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  • Mantis Carolina — Devil Dev il, n. [AS. de[ o]fol, de[ o]ful; akin to G. ?eufel, Goth. diaba[ u]lus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. ? the devil, the slanderer, fr. ? to slander, calumniate, orig., to throw across; ? across + ? to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mantis crab — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mantis prawn — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mantis shrimp — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carolina mantis — Taxobox name = Carolina mantis image width = 250px image caption = Carolina mantis in praying position regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Mantodea familia = Mantidae genus = Stagmomantis species = S. carolina binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Mantis — For other uses, see Praying mantis (disambiguation) and Mantis (disambiguation). Mantodea Temporal range: 145–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Carolina del Sur — Estado de Carolina del Sur State of South Carolina Estado de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • List of mantis genera and species — The following list of mantis genera and species is incomplete and will differ from those derived from older taxonomic categorizations.The insect Order Mantodea consists of approximately 2,000 species,cite… …   Wikipedia

  • South Carolina — Caroline du Sud Pour les articles homonymes, voir Caroline …   Wikipédia en Français

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