walking leaf
noun Date: 1826 any of a family (Phylliidae) of phasmid insects with wings and legs resembling leaves

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  • Walking leaf — Walking Walk ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster] {Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10. {Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}. {Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below. {Walking fish} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • walking leaf — n. 1. LEAF INSECT 2. WALKING FERN …   English World dictionary

  • walking leaf — 1. See leaf insect. 2. See walking fern. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • walking leaf — noun 1. ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tip • Syn: ↑walking fern, ↑Asplenium rhizophyllum, ↑Camptosorus rhizophyllus • Hypernyms: ↑spleenwort 2. tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in southern Asia and the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • walking leaf — walk′ing leaf n. ent leaf insect • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • walking-leaf — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Walking — Walk ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster] {Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10. {Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}. {Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below. {Walking fish} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of numerous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Walking beam — Walking Walk ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster] {Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10. {Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}. {Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below. {Walking fish} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Walking crane — Walking Walk ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster] {Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10. {Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}. {Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below. {Walking fish} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Walking fern — Walking Walk ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster] {Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10. {Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}. {Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below. {Walking fish} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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