an order of insects that comprises the grasshoppers, crickets, and their relatives. They have a saddle-shaped thorax, hind legs that are typically long and modified for jumping, and a characteristic song which the male produces by stridulation.
(orthoptera) insects of the order Orthoptera:the wings of living orthoptera
modern Latin (plural), from ortho- 'straight' + Greek pteros 'wing'
Orthoptera in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of Orthoptera in the US English dictionary