praying mantis


noun


Nearby words

  1. prayer wheel,
  2. prayer, book of common,
  3. prayer, not a,
  4. prayerful,
  5. prayerfully,
  6. praziquantel,
  7. prazosin,
  8. prb,
  9. prc,
  10. pre-

Origin of praying mantis

First recorded in 1700–10

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British Dictionary definitions for praying mantis

praying mantis

praying mantid

noun

another name for mantis
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