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1. A walking fern.
2. See leaf 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.||walking leaf - ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tip|
spleenwort - any of various chiefly rock-inhabiting ferns of the genus Asplenium
|2.||walking leaf - 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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