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katydid


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Katydid  \Ka"ty*did`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  green,  arboreal,  orthopterous  insect  ({Cyrtophyllus 
  concavus})  of  the  family  {Locustid[ae]},  common  in  the  United 
  States.  The  males  have  stridulating  organs  at  the  bases  of 
  the  front  wings.  During  the  summer  and  autumn,  in  the 
  evening,  the  males  make  a  peculiar,  loud,  shrill  sound, 
  resembling  the  combination  Katy-did,  whence  the  name 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  katydid 
  n  :  large  green  long-horned  grasshopper  of  North  America;  males 
  produce  shrill  sounds  by  rubbing  together  special  organs 
  on  the  forewings 




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