• WordNet 3.6
    • n mantispid insect that resembles a mantis; larvae are parasites in the nests of spiders and wasps
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n mantispid (Zoöl) Any neuropterous insect of the genus Mantispa, and allied genera. The larvæ feed on plant lice. Also used adjectively. See Illust. under Neuroptera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mantispid A member of the family Mantispidæ.
    • mantispid Having the characters of, or belonging to, the neuropterous family Mantispidæ.
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