1. mantid

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


  • genus Mantis
  • Mantis religioso
  • praying mantid
  • mantis
  • dictyopterous insect

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Sentences with mantid

1. Adjective
The Carolina mantis has larger, broader wings than other mantid species.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Although the female praying mantis has a reputation for biting the head off of the male after mating, this behavior is limited to only a few mantid species.