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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 man·tis /ˈmæntəs/
 螳螂

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Man·tis n.  Zool. Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis, and allied genera. They are  predacious long-bodied large-eyed insects of warm regions, are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is Mantis Carolina.
 Mantis shrimp. Zool. The Squilla, a tropical marine burrowing crustacean with large grasping appendages.  Also called mantis crab and mantis prawn.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 mantis
      n : predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions;
          rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer [syn: mantid]
      [also: mantes (pl)]