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Noun: mantis (mantises,mantes)  man-tis
  1. Predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer
    - mantid

Derived forms: mantes, mantises

Type of: dictyopterous insect

Part of: genus Mantis

Encyclopedia: Mantis