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walking leaf

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noun
  1. leaf insect.
  2. walking fern.

Origin of walking leaf

First recorded in 1650–60
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Historical Examples

  • The walking-stick and walking-leaf insects, of equally strange appearance, but peaceful, naturally follow these.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, October 1899

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