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English Dictionary: phasmid by the DICT Development Group
2 results for phasmid
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. large cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects
    Synonym(s): phasmid, phasmid insect
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Phasmid \Phas"mid\, n. [See {Phasm}. Probably so called from its
      mimicking, or appearing like, inanimate objects.] (Zo[94]l.)
      Any orthopterous insect of the family {Phasmid[91]}, as a
      leaf insect or a stick insect.
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