stick insect


stick insect

noun

: an insect with a long, thin body that looks like a stick

Full Definition of STICK INSECT

:  any of various usually wingless phasmid insects (especially family Phasmatidae) with a long cylindrical body resembling a stick; broadly :  phasmid

First Known Use of STICK INSECT

1854

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