any of several large, green orthopteran insects (esp. family Tettigoniidae) having long, slender antennae and long hind legs: the male has highly developed stridulating organs on the forewings, that produce a shrill sound
Origin of katydidechoic of the sound made by the males
Any of various orthopteran insects of the family Tettigoniidae, having long antennae and usually a green body, the male of which produces a shrill sound by rubbing together specialized organs on the forewings.
Origin of katydidImitative of its sound.
- A type of grasshopper, in the family Tettigoniidae.