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mantis British & World English

A slender predatory insect with a triangular head, which waits motionless for prey with its large forelegs folded like hands in prayer

mantis shrimp British & World English

A predatory marine crustacean with a pair of large spined front legs that resemble those of a mantis and are used for capturing prey

praying mantis in mantis British & World English

A slender predatory insect with a triangular head, which waits motionless for prey with its large forelegs folded like hands in prayer

Mantis religiosa in mantis British & World English

A slender predatory insect with a triangular head, which waits motionless for prey with its large forelegs folded like hands in prayer