katydid

[ key-tee-did ]
/ ˈkeɪ ti dɪd /

noun

any of several large, usually green, American long-horned grasshoppers, the males of which produce a characteristic song.

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Origin of katydid

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for katydid

katydid
/ (ˈkeɪtɪˌdɪd) /

noun

any typically green long-horned grasshopper of the genus Microcentrum and related genera, living among the foliage of trees in North America

Word Origin for katydid

C18: of imitative origin
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