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 for walking leaf
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Walking \Walk"ing\,
     a. & n. from Walk, v.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Walking beam. See Beam, 10.
  
     Walking crane, a kind of traveling crane. See under
        Crane.
  
     Walking fern. (Bot.) See Walking leaf, below.
  
     Walking fish (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        Asiatic fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus, some of
        which, as Ophiocephalus marulius, become over four feet
        long. They have a special cavity over the gills lined with
        a membrane adapted to retain moisture to aid in
        respiration, and are thus able to travel considerable
        distances over the land at night, whence the name. They
        construct a curious nest for their young. Called also
        langya.
  
     Walking gentleman (Theater), an actor who usually fills
        subordinate parts which require a gentlemanly appearance
        but few words. [Cant]
  
     Walking lady (Theater), an actress who usually fills such
        parts as require only a ladylike appearance on the stage.
        [Cant]
  
     Walking leaf.
     (a) (Bot.) A little American fern ({Camptosorus
         rhizophyllus); -- so called because the fronds taper
         into slender prolongations which often root at the apex,
         thus producing new plants.
     (b) (Zool.) A leaf insect. See under Leaf.
  
     Walking papers, or Walking ticket, an order to leave;
        dismissal, as from office; as, to get one's walking
        papers, i. e. to be dismissed or fired. [Colloq.]
        --Bartlett.
  
     Walking stick.
     (a) A stick or staff carried in the hand for hand for support
         or amusement when walking; a cane.
     (b) (Zool.) A stick insect; -- called also walking straw.
         See Illust. of Stick insect, under Stick.
  
     Walking wheel (Mach.), a prime mover consisting of a wheel
        driven by the weight of men or animals walking either in
        it or on it; a treadwheel.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  walking leaf
      n 1: ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tip [syn:
           walking fern, walking leaf, Asplenium rhizophyllum,
           Camptosorus rhizophyllus]
      2: tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in
         southern Asia and the East Indies [syn: walking leaf, leaf
         insect]

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