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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Orthoptera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Orthoptera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Straight-winged; having wings that lie straight when folded; specifically, of or pertaining to the Orthoptera.


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  • Locusts are classified under the order of orthopterous insects of the family Acrydiidae, and are very closely related to grasshoppers.

    Argentina from a British Point of View

  • An orthopterous insect that holds its arms as if in prayer.

    The Insect Folk

  • Now, come, let us look at all of our orthopterous friends again, cockroaches first.

    The Insect Folk

  • But I can tell you, we feel a little better acquainted with you orthopterous fellows than we did.

    The Insect Folk


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  • "...seizing a small orthopterous insect and putting it into a collecting-box..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Truelove, 167

    March 11, 2008