Mantis

The English common name for the order is the mantises, or rarely (using a Latinized plural of Greek mantis), the mantes. The name mantid refers only to members of the family Mantidae, which was, historically, the only family in the Order, but with 14 additional families recognized in recent decades, this term can be confusing. The other common nam...
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Mantis

HMS Mantis was a British River Gunboat of 625 tons displacement designed by the Yarrow company during the Great War and launched in 1915. HMS Mantis was powered by Yarrow boilers providing a top speed of 14 knots. She carried a complement of between 54 and 65 and was armed with two 6 inch guns; one 3 inch anti-aircraft gun and ten smaller guns.
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mantis

[n] - predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions
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MANTIS

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Mantis

Man'tis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a prophet.] (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis , and allied genera. They are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggestin...
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mantis

<zoology> Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis, and allied genera. They are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is M. Carolina. Mantis shrimp. ... <zoology> See Sguil...
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mantis

mantid noun predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer
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Mantis

• (n.) Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis, and allied genera. They are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is M. Carolina.
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Mantis

[genus] Mantis is a small genus of mantises, which includes 15 species: ...
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mantis

mantis: see mantid.
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mantis

Any of a group of carnivorous insects related to cockroaches. There are about 2,000 species of mantis, mainly tropical; some can reach a length of 20 cm/8 in. (Family Mantidae, order Dictyoptera.) Mantises are often called `praying mantises` because of the way they hold their front ...
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