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See walking stick.
(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
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.
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|Noun||1.||stick 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
n → Gespenstheuschrecke f