American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An insect of the order Orthoptera, characterized by folded membranous hind wings covered by narrow leathery forewings and mouthparts that are adapted for chewing. Insects of this order include the locusts, cockroaches, crickets, and grasshoppers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as orthopterous.
- n. An insect of the order Orthoptera.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of the Orthoptera.
- n. any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts
- From New Latin Orthoptera, order name : Greek ortho-, ortho- + Greek ptera, neuter pl. of pteron, wing. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Its presence is both a revelation and a joy, since the song, a long soft drawn-out reeling buzz, is one of the most resonant of all orthopteran melodies.”
“Cricket Crawl NYC, an amateur-science event held Saturday night to enlist area residents a la crowd-sourcing to collectively document the distribution of seven orthopteran species throughout the metropolitan area.”
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