katydid

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ka·ty·did / ˈkātēˌdid/ • n. a large, typically green, North American grasshopper (Microcentrum and other genera, family Tettigoniidae), the males of which make a sound that resembles the name.

katydid

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katydid See TETTIGONIIDAE.

katydid

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katydid (U.S.) insect of the locust family, producing a noise which the name is taken to echo. XVIII.