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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages;
[syn: mantis shrimp, mantis crab]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mantis \Man"tis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a prophet.] (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis, and allied genera. They are predacious long-bodied large-eyed insects of warm regions, 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 Mantis Carolina. [1913 Webster] Mantis shrimp. (Zool.) The Squilla, a tropical marine burrowing crustacean with large grasping appendages. Also called mantis crab and mantis prawn. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

mantis crab \mantis crab\ n. Same as Squilla. Syn: Mantis shrimp. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mantis crab n 1: tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages [syn: mantis shrimp, mantis crab]