noun Ran·a·tra \ˈranə‧trə\

Definition of Ranatra

  1. :  a genus of elongate very slender bugs (family Nepidae) with long slender legs the first pair of which is fitted for seizing prey in the manner of a mantis

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of ranatra

New Latin

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Ranatra? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!