Definition of Mantid

1. Noun. Predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer.

Exact synonyms: Mantis
Generic synonyms: Dictyopterous Insect
Group relationships: Genus Mantis
Specialized synonyms: Mantis Religioso, Praying Mantid, Praying Mantis



Definition of Mantid

1. Noun. mantis (insect) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mantid

1. mantis [n -S] - See also: mantis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mantid

mantelletta
mantellettas
mantelpiece
mantelpieces
mantels
mantelshelf
mantelshelves
manteltree
mantes
manti
mantic
mantichora
manticora
manticore
manticores
mantid (current term)
mantids
mantienneite
manties
mantiger
mantilla
mantillas
mantinada
mantis
mantis crab
mantis crabs
mantis prawn
mantis shrimp
mantises
mantispid

Literary usage of Mantid

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1. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1914)
"While the mantid larvae were young and numerous they were kept together in one insect case and frequent cases of cannibalism occurred; but as they grew ..."

2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1916)
"... group—in other words the Neuroptera may be related to the mantids through the mediation of the Plecoptera. A comparison of certain mantid forms (such as ..."

3. Annual Report (1902)
"Three or four years ago a specimen or two of a large mantid were found in the nursery of Thomas Meehan & Sons at German- town, Pa. More specimens were taken ..."

4. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"... mantid and cicada eggs on persimmon; ... and mantid eggs. on Thuya. From Iowa: Eriosoma lanigerum on crab-apple. ..."

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