Definition of orthopteran
: any of an order (Orthoptera) of insects (as crickets and grasshoppers) characterized by biting mouthparts, two pairs of wings or none, enlarged hind femurs, and an incomplete metamorphosis
Origin of orthopteran
New Latin Orthoptera
First Known Use: circa 1842
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