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praying mantis

noun [C] uk   us   (also mantis)
a large, green insect that holds its front legs in a way that makes it look as if it is praying when it is waiting to catch another insect
Translations of “praying mantis”
in Chinese (Traditional) 螳螂…
in Chinese (Simplified) 螳螂…
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