Katydid meaning

kātē-dĭd
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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.
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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.
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A type of grasshopper, in the family Tettigoniidae.
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Origin of katydid

  • Imitative of its sound

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition