stick insect
noun Date: 1854 any of various usually wingless phasmid insects (especially family Phasmatidae) with a long cylindrical body resembling a stick; broadly phasmid

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  • stick insect — stick insects also stick insect N COUNT A stick insect is an insect with a long body and thin legs. It looks like a small stick …   English dictionary

  • Stick insect — Stick Stick, n. [OE. sticke, AS. sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, G. stecken a stick, staff, OHG. steccho, Icel. stik a stick. See {Stick}, v. t..] 1. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stick insect — stick .insect n BrE a long thin insect that looks like a small stick ▪ young models who look like stick insects (=are very thin) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stick insect — stick ,insect noun count BRITISH a WALKING STICK insect …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stick insect — n. a sticklike phasmid insect * * * …   Universalium

  • stick insect — ► NOUN ▪ a long, slender, slow moving insect that resembles a twig …   English terms dictionary

  • stick insect — n. a sticklike phasmid insect …   English World dictionary

  • stick insect — noun any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodies • Syn: ↑walking stick, ↑walkingstick • Hypernyms: ↑phasmid, ↑phasmid insect • Hyponyms: ↑diapheromera, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick insect — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms stick insect : singular stick insect plural stick insects a long thin insect that looks like a small stick …   English dictionary

  • stick-insect — see stick insect …   English dictionary

  • stick insect — /ˈstɪk ˌɪnsɛkt / (say stik .insekt) noun 1. any of certain orthopterous insects of the order Phasmatodea, with long, slender, twig like or leaf like bodies. 2. → titan stick insect …   Australian English dictionary

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