walking leaf


Origin of walking leaf

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First recorded in 1650–60

Words Nearby walking leaf

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How to use walking leaf in a sentence

  • Over the rocks near-by, the quaint, though less unusual, walking leaf runs riot.

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  • This plant resembles the walking leaf to such an extent that formerly it was not considered a separate species.

    How to Know the Ferns | Frances Theodora Parsons
  • The walking leaf grows usually on limestone rocks, though it has been found on sandstone, shale, and conglomerate as well.

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  • The most curious thing they saw there was a “walking leaf,” a kind of insect that looks exactly like a withered leaf.

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