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katydid

[ key-tee-did ]

noun

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


katydid

/ ˈkeɪtɪˌdɪd /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of katydid1

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; imitative

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Word History and Origins

Origin of katydid1

C18: of imitative origin

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Example Sentences

And at last Kiddie Katydid told him that it was Mr. Nighthawk that he had heard.

The call consists of a series of short, high notes, somewhat reminiscent of a katydid's song.

Once another man saw a row of katydid eggs laid as neatly as could be on the edge of a clean linen collar.

But the stillness of the midsummer night had settled again, except for the voices of the whippoorwill and the katydid.

That is a very rare form of a katydid, which lives only in the upper air.

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