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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.
[Imitative of its sound.]
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(Animals) any typically green long-horned grasshopper of the genus Microcentrum and related genera, living among the foliage of trees in North America
[C18: of imitative origin]
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ka•ty•did(ˈkeɪ ti dɪd)
any of several large, usu. green, long-horned American grasshoppers, the males of which produce a characteristic strident song.
[1745–55, Amer.; imitative]
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|Noun||1.||katydid - large green long-horned grasshopper of North America; males produce shrill sounds by rubbing together special organs on the forewings|
long-horned grasshopper, tettigoniid - grasshoppers with long threadlike antennae and well-developed stridulating organs on the forewings of the male
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