walking leaf


: any of a family (Phylliidae) of phasmid insects with wings and legs resembling leaves

Word History

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of walking leaf was in 1718

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“Walking leaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walking%20leaf. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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