plural noun

: a large family of insects (order Orthoptera) having long slender antennae and four-segmented tarsi and comprising the long-horned grasshoppers

Word History


New Latin, from Tettigonia, type genus (from Latin tettigonia leafhopper, from Greek tettigonion, diminutive of tettig-, tettix cicada) + -idae

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“Tettigoniidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tettigoniidae. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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