praying mantid

praying mantid
noun see praying mantis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • praying mantid — noun the common mantis • Syn: ↑praying mantis, ↑Mantis religioso • Hypernyms: ↑mantis, ↑mantid * * * noun see praying mantis …   Useful english dictionary

  • praying mantid — noun praying mantis (insect) …   Wiktionary

  • mantid — /man tid/, n. mantis. [MANT(IS) + ID2] * * * ▪ insect also called  mantis,  praying mantid,  or  praying mantis    any of approximately 2,000 species of large, slow moving insects that are characterized by front legs with enlarged femurs (upper… …   Universalium

  • praying mantis — noun the common mantis • Syn: ↑praying mantid, ↑Mantis religioso • Hypernyms: ↑mantis, ↑mantid * * * noun, pl ⋯ mantises [count] : a large insect that eats other insects by holding them in its raised front legs called also mantis …   Useful english dictionary

  • praying mantis — noun Date: circa 1890 mantis; especially a European mantis (Mantis religiosa) that has been introduced into the U.S. called also praying mantid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • praying mantis — noun a) Any of various predatory, cannibalistic insects of the family Mantidae that have a prayer like stance. b) A mantid of the species …   Wiktionary

  • Deroplatys desiccata — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Mantis religioso — noun the common mantis • Syn: ↑praying mantis, ↑praying mantid • Hypernyms: ↑mantis, ↑mantid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Europäische Gottesanbeterin — (Mantis religiosa) Systematik Klasse: Insekten (Insecta) Ordn …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mantidae —   Mantis religiosa Mantis de …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”