Definition of phasmid
: any of an order (Phasmatodea syn. Phasmida) of large cylindrical or sometimes flattened chiefly tropical insects (as a walking stick) that have long legs, strictly phytophagous habits, and incomplete metamorphosis and that include forms resembling leaves or twigs
Origin and Etymology of phasmid
New Latin Phasmida, group name, from Phasma, type genus, from Greek, apparition, from phainein to show — more at fancy
First Known Use: 1872
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