walking leaf

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walking leaf

n.
1. A walking fern.

leaf′ in`sect


n.
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.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.walking leaf - ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tipwalking 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 bodywalking 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
genus Phyllium, Phyllium - type genus of the Phyllidae
References in classic literature ?
is at once solicited for walking leave, and graciously accords it.
These findings are presented here, including a description of the song and observations on the curious mating behavior, and concluding with some comparisons with little walking leaves from tropical montane rainforest in Ecuador (Braun 2015b).
The stress of a busy day of walking leaves me worn out.