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Any of various chiefly tropical Asian insects of the family Phylliidae that resemble leaves in color and form. Also called walking leaf.
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(Animals) any of various mostly tropical Asian insects of the genus Phyllium and related genera, having a flattened leaflike body: order Phasmida. See also stick insect
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any of several orthopterous insects of the family Phillidae, of S Asia and the Malay Archipelago, having a body that resembles a leaf in color and form. Also called walking leaf.
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|Noun||1.||leaf insect - tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in southern Asia and the East Indies|
phasmid, phasmid insect - large cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects
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