Definition of Katydid

1. Noun. Large green long-horned grasshopper of North America; males produce shrill sounds by rubbing together special organs on the forewings.

Generic synonyms: Long-horned Grasshopper, Tettigoniid
Group relationships: Genus Microcentrum, Microcentrum
Specialized synonyms: Anabrus Simplex, Mormon Cricket



Definition of Katydid

1. n. A large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect (Cyrtophyllus concavus) of the family Locustidæ, common in the United States. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of the front wings. During the summer and autumn, in the evening, the males make a peculiar, loud, shrill sound, resembling the combination Katy-did, whence the name.

Definition of Katydid

1. Noun. A type of grasshopper, scientific name Tettigoniidae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Katydid

1. a grasshopper [n -S] - See also: grasshopper

Medical Definition of Katydid

1. A large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect (Cyrtophyllus concavus) of the family Locustidae, common in the United States. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of the front wings. During the summer and autumn, in the evening, the males make a peculiar, loud, shrill sound, resembling the combination Katy-did, whence the name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Katydid

katmoget
katoey
katoeys
katoite
katophorite
katoptrite
katorga
katorgas
kats
katsura
katsura tree
katsuras
katsuwokinase
katti
kattis
katydid (current term)
katydids
katywampus
katzenjammer
katzenjammers
kaugh
kaughs
kauluamine
kaurene synthetase
kauri
kauri copal
kauri gum
kauri pine
kauri resin
kauries

Literary usage of Katydid

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1. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"Old gentle folks are they, Thou pretty katydid, In such a solemn way." —HOLMES. ISTANCE, however, lends enchantment to the song oi the katydid, ..."

2. The Life of North American Insects by Benedict Jaeger, Henry C. Preston (1859)
"23 represents the male katydid; Fig. 24 the female, with expanded wings. There are several other species in this country, all of a more or less green color, ..."

3. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"The adult katydid is about 1J inches in length and the female is provided with a flat, sickle-shaped ovipositor by means of which she inserts her flat, ..."

4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1903)
"Type, Coll. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. This species is arboreal in habit, living in the tops of the live oak. It differs from the northern katydid ..."

5. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"Typical Life History of a katydid ... commonly known as the angular-winged katydid, is a common species throughout the more southern portions of the United ..."

6. Poems by Grades: Containing Poems Selected for Each Grade of the School by Ada Van Stone Harris, Charles Benajah Gilbert (1907)
"Thou art a female, katydid! I know it by the thrill That quivers through the piercing notes, So petulant and shrill. I think there is a knot of you Beneath ..."

7. Natural History for the Use of Schools and Families by Worthington Hooker (1886)
"Of the many species I will notice but one, the well-known katydid of this country. ... Male katydid. or root of each wing-cover, a stout horny ridge ..."

8. Nature Sketches in Temperate America: A Series of Sketches and a Popular by Joseph Lane Hancock (1911)
"The open meadow, that I have depicted in the foreground of the landscape drawing, shows the home of the forked-tail katydid. Here too the Texan, round wing, ..."

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