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Mantis from Greek μάντις (mántis). Named "praying mantis" for their stance, with "hands" held together, resembling a person praying.
- Any of various predatory, cannibalistic insects of the order Mantodea that have a prayer-like stance.
- (regional, in Europe) A mantid of the species Mantis religiosa.
any of various predatory insects of the Mantidae family