any of several orthopterous insects of the family Phillidae, of southern Asia and the East Indies, having a body that resembles a leaf in color and form.
- Also called walking leaf.
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How to use leaf insect in a sentence
The most remarkable of these is the leaf insect which can scarcely be detected from a leaf even after it has been pointed out.The Old World and Its Ways | William Jennings Bryan
British Dictionary definitions for leaf insect
any of various mostly tropical Asian insects of the genus Phyllium and related genera, having a flattened leaflike body: order Phasmida: See also stick insect
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