Definition of animated stick in English:

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animated stick

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A stick insect of the eastern Australian coast, which is one of the world’s longest insects at up to 25 cm.
  • Acrophylla titan, family Phasmatidae, order Phasmida.
Example sentences
  • The extraordinary forms of these insects are denominated walking leaves, walking sticks, walking straws, and animated sticks, from the striking similarity which they bear to such vegetable substances.

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