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praying mantis

n. praying mantis

Definition of praying mantis in English

Elongated insect, green or brown in colour, that has two compound eyes and three simple eyes, which usually keeps its front legs folded, and whose female sometimes devours the male during or after mating.

Synonyms of praying mantis in English

mantis

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Insects II

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