Meaning of “praying mantis” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “praying mantis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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praying mantisnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpreɪ·ɪŋ ˈmæn·tɪs/

a large, green insect that holds its front legs in a way that makes it look as if it is praying

(Definition of “praying mantis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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