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mantis

American English: /ˈmæn(t)əs/
British English: /ˈmantɪs/

noun plural mantises

  • praying mantis
    Example sentences
    • A newcomer could easily get lost in its tunnels, and the unwary is easy prey to predatory wasps or mantises.
    • The creatures look part stick insect, part mantis, with a touch of grasshopper.
    • Some insects also hunt down spiders, including the mantis and a wasp that specializes in catching and paralyzing spiders.
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