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[key-tee-did] /ˈkeɪ ti dɪd/

any of several large, usually green, American long-horned grasshoppers, the males of which produce a characteristic song.
any typically green long-horned grasshopper of the genus Microcentrum and related genera, living among the foliage of trees in North America

insect of the locust family (Microsentrum rhombifolium), 1784, American English (perhaps first used by John Bartram), imitative of the stridulous sound the male makes when it rubs its front wings together. The sound itself is more accurately transcribed from 1751 as catedidist.


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