What does the word mantis mean?

Usage examples for mantis

  1. Cesnola, experiments on Mantis by. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  2. Khudabakhsh, the Indian, at Cairo generally dressed in a tender green suit like a Mantis. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton