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stick insect

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noun
  1. walking stick(def 2).
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Origin of stick insect

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for stick insect

stick insect

noun
  1. any of various mostly tropical insects of the family Phasmidae that have an elongated cylindrical body and long legs and resemble twigs: order PhasmidaAlso called (US and Canadian): walking stick See also leaf insect
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