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stick insect

stick insect

n
(Animals) any of various mostly tropical insects of the family Phasmidae that have an elongated cylindrical body and long legs and resemble twigs: order Phasmida. Also called (US and Canadian): walking stick See also leaf insect

walk′ing stick`


n.
1. a stick held in the hand and used to help support oneself while walking.
2. Also, walk′ing•stick`. Also called stick insect. any of several insects of the family Phasmatidae, having a long, slender, twiglike body.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stick insect - any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodiesstick insect - any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodies
phasmid, phasmid insect - large cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects
diapheromera, Diapheromera femorata - a variety of stick insect
Translations
pakobylka
vandrende pind
sauvasirkka
paličnjak
ナナフシ
대벌레
vandrande pinne
แมลงที่มีลำตัวและขายาว
sâu que

stick insect

stick insect

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stick insect

حَشَّرَةٌ عَصَّوِيَّة pakobylka vandrende pind Gespenstheuschrecke έντομο της οικογένειας Phasmatodea insecto palo sauvasirkka phasme paličnjak insetto stecco ナナフシ 대벌레 wandelende tak pinnedyr patyczak bicho pau, bicho-pau палочник vandrande pinne แมลงที่มีลำตัวและขายาว sopa çekirgesi sâu que 竹节虫
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